Build Pioneering Coalitions
While new forms of digital multilateralism are needed, this alone is not enough to effectively govern and steer the pace and direction of digital technologies. Inclusive and mission oriented coalitions between governments, academia, private sector actors and civil society organizations will be needed to catalyse transformational investments in digital innovation ecosystems, infrastructure and emerging standards that are premised on planetary sustainability.
Committed coalitions with a shared sense of common purpose and practice can serve as testing grounds for better standards and governance solutions. Agile approaches to define and test reflexive and iterative governance frameworks for digital technologies must be explored. This should be based on adaptive, forward looking and innovation-friendly regulation together with tiered and principle-based approaches to collective governance.