EngageMedia’s localization project aims to enhance the effectiveness of digital security initiatives in Southeast Asia by providing and promoting resources tailored to cultural and linguistic contexts. This initiative focuses on five target languages: Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, and Thai. Under this project, EngageMedia will conduct the following key activities:
- Produce a report on the state of digital security localization in the region;
- Localize digital security tools and guides through a series of localization sprints across the region;
- Develop a directory of localized digital security resources; and
- Expand the use of localized resources through capacity-building training sessions, talks, and communications materials delivered in the five target languages.
- Expand the number of localized digital security resources in Southeast Asian languages;
- Expand the number of key resource people who can coordinate regional localization communities;
- Increase access to localized digital security resources for civil society and digital security trainers; and
- Increase the number of contributors in the localization community.
Posts Related to Localization: Digital Security Support for Civil Society
Created by the contributors of EngageMedia's' Localization project, the Digital Security Community Directory lists various tools and guides to help civil society organisations and practitioners identify and mitigate security risks and threats.
Civil society advocates, technologists, and students are invited to participate in a localization sprint on February 18, 2023 to contribute to the development of digital security tools and resources in Thai.
The September 2022 report looks at the ecosystem that supports the localization of digital security tools and guides into five major Southeast Asian languages, and assesses whether, and to what extent, these resources are localized and kept up to date.