Technology and Connectivity

A well-connected region and access to technology is critical for Pacific development

Our ambition is that all Pacific peoples benefit from access to affordable, safe and reliable land, air and sea transport and ICT infrastructure, and systems and operations, while ensuring culturally sensitive user-protection and cyber security.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can empower socio-economic development, inclusive governance and sustainable livelihoods. 

The Pacific region is committed to a unified approach to harmonise policy and regulatory frameworks; address common challenges; find solutions; mobilise resources more efficiently and enhance investment; and ensure shared accountability, commitment and values.

Pacific ICT Ministers have identified 6 priority areas:

  1. Digital Transformation
  2. Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  3. Digital Infrastructure
  4. Digital Security and Trust
  5. Digital Capacity Building and Skills Development
  6. Regional Cooperation and Representation

Read the 2023 Lagatoi Declaration

“While the digital revolution has presented many opportunities, in particular, for Island States such as ours, the challenges and complexities that come with the digital evolution require specialised capacities. I am confident that we all recognize and welcome the increased level of support and capacity development in this area across the region. However, for partnerships to be successful, they must be targeted, coherent, and effective.”

Pacific Cyber Capacity Coordination Conference (P4C) 2023, Fiji

Henry Puna, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General


To keep our people connected, land, air and sea transport services across our Blue Pacific need:

  • investment and maintenance of infrastructure, systems and operations, 
  • regulations, policies and procedures that promote inclusive, affordable, regular, safe, clean and sustainable services
  • strong, harmonised and technologically integrated polices, institutions and human capital.

The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP), in particular the Pacific Community  (SPC) and the  Pacific Aviation Safety Office  (PASO) are driving this work through the 2050 Strategy Implementation Plan.