On 16 March 2022, the German embassy in the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia invited representatives from international donor organisations to a luncheon at the famous Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh. The aim of this event was to connect these donor organisations with the Build4People project, particularly in regard of the upcoming implementation phase.
During the event, members of Build4People introduced about its people-led transdisciplinary solution-based research approach and presented first ideas how donor organisations could start a collaboration with the project. In addition, Vannak Seng, the Chief of Staff of Phnom Penh Capital Administration, the most important implementation partner of Build4People, introduced about his public authority and expressed his keen interest for extended collaboration. This was followed by a fruitful Q&A session which revealed that there is indeed potential to bring together research and donor implementation approaches.
To establish a more permanent communication platform, it has been decided that the donor luncheon event will be repeated once a year in the course of the funding of the Build4People RD phase.