Competitive private companies know that just adopting the tools of ICT will not magically lead to productivity gains – it takes much change and investments in business processes to really reap the rewards that ICT can bring. But this basic tenant can be lost in the hype around specific devices or technologies.
So how can donor-funded projects that aim to increase enterprise competitiveness using ICT, make sure companies can take advantage of technological advances to create a sustainable advantage? Or even a strategic advantage.
In the November Technology Salon, we’ll get an exclusive sneak peak at “How Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can Catalyze Enterprise Competitiveness“, a brief from the Business Growth Initiative (BGI), that’s not yet released.
In our forum, we’ll be able to review and give our opinion on the brief’s ability to inform those who design and implement donor-led ICT projects through its four sections:
- A framework for supporting ICT as a tool to improve enterprise competitiveness for donor projects
- Examples of framework operation in agriculture/agribusiness, tourism, and manufacturing sectors.
- Lessons from donor-initiated ICT projects with greater impacts, more sustainability, and larger scale
- Recommendations to donors on creating better ICT-enabled business and competitive environments.
Please join us Thursday, November 19, for what will be a lively discussion around enterprise competitiveness and donor funding at the intersection of technology and development. We’ll be led by Michael Ducker, an ICT development specialist focused on supporting ICT, entrepreneurs and innovation.
Can Donors Improve Enterprise Competitiveness with ICT?
November Technology Salon
Thursday, November 19, 8:30-10am
UN Foundation Conference Room
1800 Mass Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036 (map)
Do note that we’ll have hot coffee and Krispe Kreme donuts for a morning rush, but seating is limited and the UN Foundation is in a secure building. So the first fifteen (15) to RSVP will be confirmed attendance and then there will be a waitlist.