Women entrepreneurs in Asia confront formidable challenges, including deeply rooted cultural biases and limited access to vital resources. Traditional gender roles and the prevalence of male-dominated sectors serve to amplify these obstacles.
In nations such as Cambodia, Mongolia, and Vietnam, women entrepreneurs persistently face barriers such as inadequate financing and suboptimal networking opportunities. To address these critical issues, a comprehensive capacity-building program is implemented in a triangular modality.
The Beibu Gulf Economic Zone Planning and Management Office of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (BG Office)
Fund for Triangular Cooperation with Asia*
* This pilot was inspired by BMZ’s commissioned project- Support of Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia (SRECA). SRECA orchestrated targeted training programs and study tours for women entrepreneurs in 2021 and 2022. In 2023, the Fund took over the workstream and elevated the initiative to a comprehensive, in-person capacity-building programme in China.