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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

Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Cotton farmers will be provided with certified seeds in a fresh bid by the government to increase production of the crop and boost the textile industry.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Facebook is courting local telcos to bridge the digital divide with a partially free internet in remote places.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Sunday, July 26th 2015
The exit of British Airways (BA) from Uganda was ‘long overdue’ given the current turbulent global airline business and reducing passenger numbers, according to Mr Benedict Mutyaba, the former managing director Uganda...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
The shilling weakened Wednesday, a day after the Central Bank said efforts to tame the rapid decline of the currency will take time to bear fruit.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Four women will get the first chance to build their businesses in the pilot programme that will be extended across Africa
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 26th 2015
The case against Crane Bank and Ms Fang Min is not over despite a Supreme Court decision in their favour
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 27th 2015
“I wanted to go back,” Herman Mbalasi, the Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC) country manager exclaims, upon being asked his first impressions after he first set foot in Uganda last year
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
The World Bank is pushing up its 2015 forecast for crude oil prices from $53 (about Shs178,610) in April to $57 (about Shs192,090) per barrel following a 17 per cent rise between April and June
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 27th 2015
The shilling will continue to weaken against the dollar despite the Central Bank instituting measures to help stabilise it.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Kenyans in the diaspora sent home Sh13.6 billion in June, a 17.1 per cent increase from the Sh11.6 billion recorded the previous year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
The agreement covers projects related to the Lapsset corridor that links a new port at Lamu, to Ethiopia and Southern Sudan
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Due to good financial management, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has said its financial base has increased to Shs1.71 billion
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 27th 2015
In September 2008, South African retail giant, Shoprite Holdings, was named by a Planet Retail report as the leading supermarket chain in Africa
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Share trade between the Kenyan and Ugandan exchanges has become easier after both markets linked their electronic depository systems.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, July 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, July 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, July 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Chai Sacco has embarked on a youth empowerment campaign seeking to train over 200 youth groups in financial management.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Kenya’s non-aligned policy gives the country a choice to go for what suits the economy from both sides of potential suitors.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, July 26th 2015
Safaricom CEO Bob Claymore has urged entrepreneurs to set more ambitious goals for their start-ups.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Did you know that garbage and compost generated at your house can help in cutting on the cost of energy used while warming bathing water?
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, July 26th 2015
The East African Securities Exchange Association (EASEA) has reduced the period of transferring securities (shares) from one stock exchange to another to between 24 to 48 hours from one week
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Uchumi Supermarkets has started an investigation among its staff in Uganda on allegations of theft.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Tuesday to pass laws that would enable heavily indebted Puerto Rico to enter bankrupcy
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Barclays increased net profits by 43 per cent in the first half of the year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 27th 2015
British Airways (BA) was once the only option to fly to London from Entebbe International Airport
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Keroche Breweries has protested a move by the Kenya Revenue Authority to increase excise duty.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
The SAhilling has continued to lose ground against the dollar, closing yesterday at 3,410
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Tullow Oil has announced it expects to produce oil for the first time in Kenya by 2020.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
It's another bad-news story for the US newspaper industry: newsroom jobs slumped another 10.4 per cent.
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
Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce