a) Development of national e-strategies, including the necessary human capacity
building, should be encouraged by all countries by 2005, taking into account different
b) Initiate at the national level a structured dialogue involving all relevant
stakeholders, including through public/private partnerships, in devising e-strategies
for the Information Society and for the exchange of best practices.
c) In developing and implementing national e-strategies, stakeholders should take
into consideration local, regional and national needs and concerns. To maximize the
benefits of initiatives undertaken, these should include the concept of sustainability.
The private sector should be engaged in concrete projects to develop the Information
Society at local, regional and national levels.
d) Each country is encouraged to establish at least one functioning Public/Private
Partnership (PPP) or Multi-Sector Partnership (MSP), by 2005 as a showcase for
e) Identify mechanisms, at the national, regional and international levels, for the
initiation and promotion of partnerships among stakeholders of the Information
f) Explore the viability of establishing multi-stakeholder portals for indigenous
peoples at the national level.
g) By 2005, relevant international organizations and financial institutions should
develop their own strategies for the use of ICTs for sustainable development, including
sustainable production and consumption patterns and as an effective instrument to
help achieve the goals expressed in the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
h) International organizations should publish, in their areas of competence,
including on their website, reliable information submitted by relevant stakeholders
on successful experiences of mainstreaming ICTs.
i) Encourage a series of related measures, including, among other things: incubator
schemes, venture capital investments (national and international), government
investment funds (including microfinance for Small, Medium-sized and Micro
Enterprises (SMMEs)), investment promotion strategies, software export support
activities (trade counseling), support of research and development networks and software parks.