The Collaboration pillar of Enhancing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Investment (3Ei) initiative is borne out of the success of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Project (EEB) (2022) that aimed to address the challenges of weak and fragmented coordination among ESOs and ecosystem builders. The EEB project was funded by Khmer Enterprise, USAID’s WE Act Project through Pact Cambodia and Swisscontact and, implemented by Swisscontact.
The Collaborations pillar functions as a key component of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through the Give a Day events, the initiative engages Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) to enable a demand-oriented approach that responds to the needs and challenges of the entrepreneurs. Through the Ecosystem Builders Network, the collaboration pillar helps identify market gaps and opportunities. Through CAMESO, the collaboration pillar provides a comprehensive yearly recap of the actions and outcomes from the ecosystem, ensuring that all stakeholders are well-informed and updated on the progress and achievements. Lastly, the pillar also facilitates networking opportunities between national and regional organizations, promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing among different sectors and domains.