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Building capacity within the Indo-Pacific region

A strategic priority for eSafety is developing stronger and closer cooperative relationships in the Indo-Pacific region.

Online safety projects

eSafety is funded to deliver various online safety projects in Southeast Asia and the Pacific under the Cyber and Critical Technology Program led by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Building online safety capabilities in the Pacific

As the world’s two first online safety regulators, eSafety works with Fiji’s Online Safety Commission to build and strengthen its capabilities.

We support Fiji’s efforts to: 

  • prevent online harms through education
  • protect people through managing complaints and working with the online industry 
  • prioritise proactive system change through regional and internationaL partnerships.

Under the project partnership, eSafety and the Fiji Online Safety Commission have developed localised Fijian versions of two online safety booklets in English, Fiji Hindi and iTaukei. For more information see Resources for international audiences.

eSafety provides support to other Pacific Island governments as they explore local and global approaches to online safety. 

Providing a model for initiatives for women in the Pacific

eSafety works with national and regional stakeholders in the Pacific to identify and respond to technology-facilitated gender-based violence, through capacity development and strengthening national and regional policy responses to this issue.

Launched in September 2023, the Training for Frontline Workers in the Pacific has been developed in collaboration with Pacific partners working to end gender-based violence. The training is being piloted in multiple Pacific Island countries and will be rolled out across the region through local partners.

For more information about these resources, and to request access to them, contact

eSafety also provides tailored training to Pacific women who experience gender-based violence as a result of having an online presence for work.

Promoting Safety by Design in Southeast Asia

This project showcases our Safety by Design approach to online safety. Safety by Design encourages placing user safety at the core of the design, development and deployment of tech products and services. 

We are building greater cooperation on Safety by Design between governments, industry and civil society organisations, to help protect citizens and promote online safety in Southeast Asia.

For more information, see: Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program.

Last updated: 04/03/2024