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Tajeshwari Devi

Tajeshwari Devi

Acting Commissioner, Online Safety Commission, Fiji

Tajeshwari Devi was recently appointed as the Acting Commissioner for the Online Safety Commission (OSC) in Fiji which was established in 2019 under the Online Safety Act 2018. The OSC gives Fijians a space to resolve concerns and complaints with respect to electronic communications and it seeks to promote responsible online behaviour and online safety.

Born and raised in Suva, Fiji, Tajeshwari developed a passion for technology from an early age, and started her career working for Digicel in Fiji to Shop n Save to University of Fiji. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce from the Fiji National University and continued with a second Bachelor of IT from University of Fiji, however she had to pause and continue her Postgraduate in Commerce from the University of the South Pacific. After the establishment of the Commission in 2019, she then joined the Commission as an Executive and in recognition of her outstanding contributions, she was appointed as the Acting Commissioner for the Online Safety Commission Fiji this year 2023. She wishes to complete her Masters of Science in cyber safety or related field by thesis.

Ms Devi is a remarkable individual who has dedicated her career to ensuring the safety and well-being of Fijians in the digital world. With her extensive experience and expertise in the field, she is an ideal candidate for this crucial role. She has been instrumental in developing policies and strategies to combat cyberbullying, online harassment, and other forms of online abuse.

Firstly, Ms Devi possesses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals online. She has worked tirelessly to combat cyberbullying, harassment, and other forms of online abuse that can have devastating effects on victims. Her commitment to protecting vulnerable individuals from harm is evident in her current capacity.

Furthermore, Ms Devi’s leadership skills are commendable. She has successfully led various initiatives aimed at promoting digital literacy and responsible online behaviour among Fijians. Her ability to engage with stakeholders from different backgrounds and foster partnerships demonstrates her effectiveness as a leader. She has also shared her expertise at international conferences such as The 15th Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific (PRFP-15) in Vanuatu through a panel discussion on the topic of Cyber security: regulatory approaches for more trusted Internet and also represented the OSC in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2022 in Kigali.

In addition to her qualifications, Ms Devi’s passion for creating a safer internet environment is truly inspiring. She firmly believes that everyone deserves to feel secure while using digital platforms and actively works towards achieving this goal. She has completed a study tour in Australia with the office of the eSafety Commissioner that included capacity building sessions on eSafety’ s model of online safety education and regulation, eSafety’ s best-practice compliance and investigation processes and collaboration on online safety in the Pacific. She is also an Ambassador for Get Safe Online, the UK’s leading internet safety website. They provide unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety since 2020.

In conclusion, Ms Devi’s exceptional qualifications, leadership abilities, and unwavering dedication make her an outstanding choice for the role of Acting Commissioner for the Online Safety Commission Fiji. With her at the helm, we can trust that our online experiences will be protected and regulated effectively. As an Acting Commissioner, Ms Devi is passionate about creating a safe online environment for everyone in Fiji to enjoy. She strives to bring awareness to online abuse matters and ensure that everyone has access to resources that will help them stay safe while using the internet. She believes in taking responsibility for our online safety, and she is committed to doing everything she can to protect people from harm. She is a shining example of how dedication and passion can make a positive impact on society. Her work as Acting Commissioner for the Online Safety Commission Fiji has undoubtedly made Fiji a safer place for its citizens in cyberspace.

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