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Promoting
The
Diaspora's
Entrepreneurship

Creating effective
networks
and forging
strategic partnerships
in development

Facilitating
Free Flow
of Trade
and Commerce
Across Borders

Integrating development
agendas with
Diaspora resources

Diaspora
Engagement in
Home Country
Economic
Development

The Diaspora
catalyzes
efficient economic
development through
private and public
sector alliances

Brain
Exchange
For Nation
Building

Bridging
the technology gap
through innovative
and strategic
global partnerships

Nurturing
Potential
To Impact
Regional
Economics

Eastern Africans contribute to
science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics

Harnessing
Eastern
Africa's
Potential

The Diaspora is an ally in
protecting the environment and
promoting trade

Facilitating
Free Flow
of Trade
and Commerce
Across Borders

Integrating development 
agendas with
Diaspora resources

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About

The Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC) is a US-based non-governmental, membership-based organization established in 2013 to promote the Diaspora’s role in the delivery of technology solutions for development challenges by leveraging trade and investment partnerships between the United States and the greater East Africa region. EADBC represents professional, institutional, business and student memberships from Eastern Africa countries and the US - embodying expertise and investments in several key sectors including in ICT, Engineering, Energy, Agriculture, Environment, Education, International Trade and Development, Policy and Health Care.

Latest News

Friday, July 25th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, July 25th 2014
The Bank of Tanzania has taken over the operations of FBME Bank just as Cyprus announced it was looking to sell $2 billion in assets seized from branches in that country.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 26th 2014
MPs David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East) and Samuel Arama (Nakuru West) have been forced to eat humble pie and apologise publicly to Governor Kinuthia Mbugua for opposing his move to restore the glory of Nakuru town.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 28th 2014
The group of six met while attending the Africa Leadership Academy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
THE FIFTH leg of the annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit series will focus on sustainable development and its economic benefit to the region.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves Mexico Sunday after signing a series of energy deals
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
It was supposed to be Kenya’s marathon team crowing moment. It turned out to be a shocker as the men were defeated due to what they said were rainy conditions.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Tanzania and Zambia have agreed to inject $80 million into their loss-making railway company, which is suffering from decades of under-investment.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The Serena Hotel group has launched a scathing attack on the Kenya Tourism Board which it accuses of burying its head in the sand over the falling figures.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Uganda’s construction sector is expected to rebound this financial year on the back of increased budget allocations towards infrastructure and plans to renovate government buildings.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Woman suffering from the first confirmed case of Ebola in Freetown dies.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 28th 2014
Financial institution is resource constrained
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Kano cancels Eid festivities after a deadly church bombing
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 28th 2014
The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
A FEASIBILITY study on the new transport corridor connecting Mombasa and Bujumbura has kicked off.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Two weeks of fighting between militias in Libya's capital Tripoli have left 97 people dead.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The push by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) for a referendum will take the “popular initiative” constitutional provision as a way of beating the numerical strength that Jubilee enjoys in Parliament.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 28th 2014
According to the Ministry of Trade, manufacturers have so far registered a 61 per cent decline with exports falling from Shs2.3 billion to Shs895 million per month.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange is set up an a non-profit company. It is a private mutual entity limited by guarantee without share capital.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The government has set aside more than Sh34 billion for the setting up of two level five hospitals to boost health care in each of the 47 counties in the next four years, Deputy President William Ruto has said.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Members of county assemblies risk losing their seats if they do not adhere to an Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission code of conduct.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The civilian police oversight body is preparing to go to court and stop enlistment of 10,000 fresh officers, saying the recruitment conducted two weeks ago was flawed and should be cancelled.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The National Alliance (TNA) candidate Moses Kuria’s woes in the two-way battle for the Gatundu South parliamentary seat are mounting, just 11 days to the August 7 by-election.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
UGANDA’S CIVIL Aviation Authority has granted rights to Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir to operate two routes out of Entebbe International Airport, pending re-certification of Air Uganda that was suspended last month.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 27th 2014
When she walked into the Nation offices on the cold Thursday of June 26, Ms Phyllis Kerubo was a broken woman; her eyes puffy from nights of crying instead of sleeping, and her face tired from the frustration over the...
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Demand for luxury properties in Kenya’s real estate market is declining due to rising insecurity and the high cost of living.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Her name is irrelevant because to name her would be to confine her to the single person that she is and the tribe that she belongs to.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Strathmore University has installed a 600 kilowatt solar power project on its roof top, using 70 per cent of this power to provide for its electricity needs.
Source: The East African
Saturday, February 7th 2015
Chairman to earn at least Sh6 million per year with the revised rates effective from August 28, 2013
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, February 10th 2015
Major private hospitals increase their charges by up to 10 per cent: Aga Khan, MP Shah
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, July 25th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, July 25th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
When the head of diaspora banking at KCB arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in mid-April to tap into the lucrative market of Kenyans living in the United States, he was under no illusion that the task would be easy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr to begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
American doctor who fell sick in Liberia with Ebola in stable condition.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
All the 47 counties will soon be connected to the fibre optic cable to enhance service delivery to Kenyans.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is selling its shares to the public, opening a window for East African citizens to own a part of the region’s largest bourse.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Fourteen Coast MPs Friday told off Cord leaders over the appointment of Wundanyi MP Thomas Mwadeghu as the new Minority Chief Whip insisting their choice remains Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Foreign mineral investors in Rwanda have raised the alarm over rampant theft of minerals from their sites.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Deputy President William Ruto has urged all leaders in the country to put aside what he called unnecessary politicking and unite for the country to move on.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, July 25th 2014
Uganda’s biggest sugar processor plans to build an ethanol plant by the end of 2016 after it spent $75 million expanding its cane-crushing and power operations.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Kenyans account for almost 10 per cent of the 500 young Africans chosen to take part in a leadership summit in Washington hosted by President Obama.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
FASTJET, a low-cost airline, is looking for partners to take up a majority interest in a proposed Kenyan subsidiary before it can start a no-frills operation in the country, putting it into direct competition with Kenya...
Source: The East African
Monday, July 28th 2014
Nairobi Chapel Pastor Oscar Muriu was Sunday evening robbed at the gate of the church on Ngong Road.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Rongo MP Dalmas Otieno has promised a political revolution in Nyanza.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Cord’s decision to drop Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro as the Minority Chief Whip in the National Assembly has caused a political tailspin at the Coast.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma Saturday unveiled plans by 10 counties in western Kenya to form  a common trading bloc with the aim of expanding markets for local products.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
The renewed violence comes after a rare 12-hour cessation in hostilities on Saturday.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
Tanzania risks having its products locked out of the rest of East Africa from November, as it lags behind in adopting harmonised regional standards.
Source: The East African
Monday, July 28th 2014
Chandu Shah’s BlueFlame BioSurri Gaz gaining popularity among small holders.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 28th 2014
Minimal profits realised to be re-invested back
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 28th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The numbered black circles moving steadily on the digital screen could be anything from elements of a video game to a screensaver.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
The anti-graft agency is investigating county assembly members and some State officers who faked foreign trips to receive travel allowances.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, July 26th 2014
The family of a Kenyan pilot detained in Juba on allegations of smuggling out a former South Sudan minister and associate of rebel leader Dr Riek Machar is pleading for his release and safe return.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 27th 2014
Thousands of people protest in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.
Source: Nation (Kenya)

EADBC Goals

Establish a hub where Eastern Africa Private Sector. US Private Sector and Diaspora can meet, share resources and develop partnerships.

Facilitate quarterly educational/business seminars, webinars, workshops and conferences highlighting business and partnership opportunities between Eastern Africa and USA.

Work with US Companies and academic institutions to facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation seminars and workshops in East Africa and around the USA

Work with US companies to provide internship opportunities for the students that meet the criteria

Form partnerships with US companies present in Eastern Africa to support a practical work placement for Eastern Africa graduates before they return home

Help facilitate working relationships between the Diaspora and the Eastern Africa Private Sector so that partnerships between the Eastern Africa Diaspora and Private Sectors can flourish

Help establish long lasting partnerships between cities and institutions to enable exchange of resources, knowledge and technology

Help establish an Education City in East Africa, where various Top Tier academic institutions can set satellite campuses and research and development facilities

Help establish Diaspora Public- Private Partnerships

Help establish Diaspora bonds which could be a debt instrument issued by a country or potentially, a sub-sovereign entity or a private corporation - to raise financing from its overseas Diaspora. Furthermore, we can facilitate talks with the appropriate agencies to provide tax breaks on interest income. Donor or multilateral aid agencies could also offer credit enhancements in the form of partial guarantees, to mitigate default risks

Work with the EAC to enable various Diaspora Professional Organizations/Association to be able to bid for large scale projects

Establish a hub where Eastern Africa Private Sector. US Private Sector and Diaspora can meet, share resources and develop partnerships.

Partners

East Africa Business Council
The Corporate Council on Africa
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
Embassy of the Republic of Uganda
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
Embassy of Ethiopia
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania
Embassy of Eritrea