Location and Sponsors
The UNDP's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) will incubate the IOSN while looking for a permanent home, or set of homes, for this initiative.
Considering the vast size of the Asia-Pacific region, it may be desirable to have not just one but two or three IOSN nodes. Each node would be responsible for either sub-regions such as South Asia and the South Pacific, or specialized thematic areas such as local language fonts and character sets. A number of possibilities exist in China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and other countries for permanent home(s). They will all be explored.
The IOSN has been launched by the UNDP and is being incubated by the UNDP's Asia Pacific Development Information Programme in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APDIP will work towards building a consortium of sponsors/social investors for the IOSN. This includes bilateral and multilateral sponsor, foundations, as well as corporate sponsors.