"Eight papers were presented in three sessions. A general paper on Sudanese crafts, a paper on structural adjustment and small-scale enterprises and a third paper on small-scale processing enterprises in Sudan were presented in the second session. These papers discussed economic aspects of SSEs. The third session discussed two papers on women entrepreneurs and the role of small scale industries in regional development. These issues were about entrepreneurship and regional development. Finance and management aspects were tackled in the fourth session where three papers were presented, the first was about the financing gap, the second was about innovative approaches to financing small scale enterprises and the third was about management issues and policy implications of small scale industries in Northern Darfur State."