For those with an interest in ICTs and micro/small enterprise,
the following sessions are available at WSIS-Tunis
Wednesday 16 Nov, 1500-1700, room Jendouba
Amb. Diouf (UNDP Africa), Richard Duncombe (Univ.
Manchester), Prof. van Ginkel (UN Univ.), Kandeh Yumkella
(UNIDO) discuss use of ICTs in enterprise to address poverty
Thursday 17 Nov, 14.00-15.00, room Zaghouan
Richard Heeks (Univ. Manchester), Francisco Proenza (FAO),
Peter Wolcott (Univ. Omaha) discuss strategies for effective
use of ICTs for micro/small enterprise.
Neither of these appear in the parallel events list under an
enterprise heading, so there may be other ICTs and enterprise
events that are similarly hidden. The only overt activity I could
find is a UNIDO workshop on Thursday 17 Nov, 9.00-11.00,
room Jerba looking at ICTs and SMEs in the Arab region.
For those seeking further resources, online guidance handbooks
on ICTs and small enterprise can be obtained from:
Development Informatics Group
University of Manchester, UK