Announcing our 2023 Research Grantee Cohort: 14 projects examining the future of the Internet 

24 January 2024
Research Program Grantees exchanging ideas

We are delighted to announce the outstanding group of researchers who joined the Internet Society Foundation’s Research Program in 2023. Since 2020, this program has supported researchers worldwide to explore the future and sustainability of the Internet.  These fourteen projects from five countries are collectively generating solutions today to meet the Internet challenges of tomorrow. …

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Four Lessons Learned about Grantmaking from our Research Grant Partners

26 October 2023
Picture of hands with a piece of hardwarre

By the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team (MEL), Internet Society Foundation From a blooming Linden tree, a radio frequency circuit, a magazine premiere issue, to a low- cost small plug computer (or Raspberry Pi), these were part of a larger collection of objects grant partners from the Research Program brought to this year’s first round…

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What is digital equity?  

21 June 2023

Two-thirds of the world’s population uses the Internet, but 2.7 billion people remain offline. This means that one in three people cannot benefit from the economic, educational, political, social and health potential of being connected. This article explores the concept of digital equity and its significance in today’s interconnected world. It delves into the definition…

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Building, expanding and securing the Internet: two funding programs now open for applications

14 February 2023
Two men work on a communications antenna in front of a blue sky and hills in the background

Over the past few months, our Internet Society and Internet Society Foundation teams have been collaborating closely to launch our first set of funding programs this year. The two programs we are launching this week – Connecting the Unconnected and Sustainable Technical Communities reinforce our commitment to support communities around the world in gaining greater…

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Announcing our 2022 Research Grantee Cohort

1 February 2023
Wind turbines in a grass field against a blue sky

Announcing our 2022 Research Grantee Cohort – 18 projects examining the future of the Internet.

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The future of e-waste in Africa

24 August 2021
Close up of e-waste in a skip

Driven by the vision on an Internet for Everyone, The Internet Society (ISOC) Zimbabwe Chapter runs programs aimed at making a difference locally, informing policy, and educating the public about Internet-related issues. In collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, they are a 2021 awardee of our Research Grant Programme that examines the impact of the Internet on the environment. We spoke with Dr Vusumuzi Maphosa, lead Researcher and Jasper Mangwana, ISOC Zimbabwe President to learn more about this project and what it hopes to achieve.

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Five questions with Dr. Chomora Mikeka, Greening the Internet Research Programme Grantee

22 April 2021
Wind turbines at sunset

Associate Professor Chomora Mikeka is the Director of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) in the Ministry of Education of Malawi Government, and former Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Malawi. His PhD research was about power autonomous sensor radio based on cellular and digital TV RF energy harvesting. He is a…

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