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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

Home | East Africa Diaspora Business Council

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

Tuesday, October 28th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, October 23rd 2014
A week after a glitzy launch in South Africa, pre-orders are now open for Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, in Kenya.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
Mr Kibe is the director of frequency spectrum management at the Communications Authority of Kenya and has served on the board since 2010.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
The rise in administrative expenses resulted from restructuring of management and increase in staff costs.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Traders hope the central bank will intervene by selling dollars to help the shilling.
Source: The East African
Friday, October 24th 2014
Ensure that the room is properly ventilated to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
Tourism, a major foreign exchange earner, has slumped due to terrorism while high unemployment among the youth is yet to be dealt with fully.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
CALL FOR TENDERS
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
How often does your team undertake exchange visits to other businesses, or locations just to learn? Last week I led a seven person team from the Women’s Center for Job Creation, Jinja on an exchange visit to the Uganda...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Safaricom sacked 56 employees in the year ended March, a move that highlights rising cases of economic crime in corporate Kenya.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
NOTIFICATION OF COMPLETION OF PREQUALIFICATION EXERCISE FOR SUPPLIERS OF GOODS, WORKS AND SERVICES FOR FINANCIAL YEARS 2014/2015 & 2015/2016
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Examples include obtaining extracts such as oils and juices for consumption or industrial uses.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
In Africa, we have continued to go for capital-intensive and expensive projects rather than for labour intensive strategies that need local workers.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
Real independence includes taking charge of our national Budget.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER OPEN NATIONAL TENDER NOTICE Tender for Supply & Delivery of Fertilizer
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
A Kenyan-made vehicle that is designated as Africa’s cheapest car has hit the showrooms, bringing to reality the dream of an entrepreneur who designed it four years ago.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Only two East African countries have embraced the Electronic Single Window System ahead of December 1 deadline for its full implementation.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, October 25th 2014
A multi-billion-shilling street lighting project could be on the rocks after fresh details emerged showing the tendering process was flawed.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 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, October 25th 2014
In January 2014 Oxfam revealed that the richest 85 people in the world had the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population: over three billion people. This attracted global media interest.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
The more you know about each area of personal finance, the better equipped you will be to make the right decisions for you and your family.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
The Competition Authority of Kenya is set to investigate telecommunication companies for anti-competitive behaviour in provision of mobile banking services to financial institutions.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, October 25th 2014
Failure by regulators in Uganda and South Sudan to scrap taxes on international calls has delayed the full implementation of the One Network Area initiative intended to drive down calling rates in eastern Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Fujifilm's potential as a major player in the fight against the Ebola virus underscores a move by some of Japan's best-known firms to reinvent their businesses.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
There is need for shared technology skills across the region.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
The roots, chaff, stems and leaves left after a crop is harvested are a major source of organic matter.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Animator Moses Gitonga has scooped the 2014 entrepreneurship award in this year’s Citi Micro Award (CMA) for entrepreneurs.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Through groups, dairy farmers can access veterinary services at affordable costs.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Only holders of PhDs will be allowed to lecture in universities following the introduction of fresh guidelines by the universities’ regulator.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
European Investment Bank (EIB) has offered a further $16.5 million to Uganda’s Housing Finance Bank for lending to small and medium-sized firms.
Source: The East African
Monday, October 27th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Planting tomatoes in greenhouses has offered Muriithi a rewarding job that he was unable to secure.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
The breadfruit is used to make crisps, candies and pancakes but few know its potential.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
A team comprising of 10 Cabinet secretaries has been formed to steer implementation of the Lappset corridor project.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, October 25th 2014
Kenyan farmers are among beneficiaries of a Sh17.8 billion grant set to link farmers to genuine seed markets in the East African region.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
It said in a private deal dated June 28, 2006 which the firm entered into with the council, the private firm was allowed to collect parking fees.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
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)
Monday, October 27th 2014
Heads of State from the countries in the three blocs are expected to launch the expanded trade area when they meet in Egypt in December.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Public Service Commission chairperson Margaret Kobia was last week elected the deputy head of a global professional body of public administrators.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
CALL FOR TENDERS- HUMANITARIAN AID FOR SOUTH SUDAN -
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, October 27th 2014
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda earlier this year launched the East Africa tourist visa, which grants foreigners entry into any of the three countries without any added costs and bureaucracy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
A sheller will help you save time and high costs that come with using hands.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
Taxes, particularly for intra-African flights, are sometimes higher than the actual fare for the trip.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Three East African countries will now be able to monitor food situation simultaneously online in an effort to tackle shortages.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
TENDER NOTICE - 2015
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
APPLICATION FOR TENDERS
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
The meeting — scheduled for November 23-25 — will be hosted by the Nairobi Securities Exchange, which was recently sold to the public.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
If your employees are engaged and having fun, and they genuinely care about your customers, they will enjoy their work more and do a better job
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
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, October 28th 2014
The company will offer low-cost smartphones and provide free internet services to schools, hospitals and offices, the president's office said.
Source: The East African
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Kenya is lobbying its neighbours to apply East African Community taxes ratified five years ago to support its vehicle assembly lines.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER FOR THE DRILLING AND EQUIPING OF ONE BOREHOLE IN IFO REFUGEE CAMP IN DADAAB SUBCOUNTY, GARISSA COUNTY
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
Growth is the bull’s eye that every person aims at when starting a business. But ironically, majority of businesses become victims of growth, especially if it is rapid.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
The Bill seeks to open up the pension sector for competition, increase coverage and restore trust in the pension system.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
Mr Shah said the project failed to take off after Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati stormed the property accompanied by a group of youths and his bodyguards, claimed that the plot is public land.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Former US Navy Seal Erik Prince’s bid to enter Kenya’s nascent oil and gas industry has run into regulatory headwinds after the government denied him an aviation licence to set up a logistics services business.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Insurance no longer optional as climate change wreaks havoc.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
With about Shs1 million, she started the milk processing business in 2008. But keeping it afloat meant some of her employees going for months without pay.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, October 26th 2014
The 12-month Libor is currently at 0.5421 per cent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
Borrowers with clean records will benefit from cheaper loans since they are considered less risky.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
The Grand Free Trade Area, as the new bloc is to be known, will have a combined population of 625 million people.
Source: The East African
Friday, October 24th 2014
TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LATRINE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
Dorper sheep offers higher returns because it gains weight faster.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, October 24th 2014
The Energy ministry is planning to create at least eight new exploration blocks from the ones that have been surrendered by locally operating companies as the search for oil and gas gathers steam.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
The year was 1980. A 20-year-old Vimal Shah, the CEO of Bidco Group, along with his brother, were impressed that manufacturing consumer goods was a feasible business to undertake.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, October 24th 2014
With many farmers lacking electricity, Waithaka offers simple option to increase brood.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, October 27th 2014
The winner is expected to guide in development of regulations, revenue arrangements and technical requirements to set up mini grids that will be operated by the private sector.
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