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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

Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Somalia could face a financial crisis with close to $1.3 billion in annual remittances.
Source: The East African
Thursday, February 26th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
KCB will expand its mobile phone transaction services and agency banking, whereby third-party operators offer basic banking services on its behalf.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Ms Mapula Bodibe, has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer of MTN Uganda replacing Ernst Fonternel, who left in July
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Firm had moved to court in December 2013.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Regional demand. East Africa has a combined electricity demand of 5.3 per cent per annum
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
The fall in global oil prices is likely to cause slowdown in investment and development of the oil industry in Uganda, the chief economist of Department for International Development (DFID) has warned
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
On one side we have the Mercedes C Class W202 and on the other, we have the VW Golf 4. Both cars are from Germany manufacturers and the simple fact is, the Germans love rules and regulations
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
Rate. Uganda’s telephone penetration stands at 20 per cent per year
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
A plan to open shop in Nairobi was part of its strategy to set up satellite offices in five countries in Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, February 23rd 2015
Difficult survival. In a market that operates like a semi-monopoly, it has been difficult for small players and new entrants to survive
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, February 23rd 2015
Passion is also important because you need to inspire your staff when you launch a company, and you need to help them believe in your vision for the future. In other words, you have to be a passionate leader with a...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
The two were scheduled to appear before EACC on Monday but that was pushed to Wednesday.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Igembe North MP hands over petition on behalf of farmers in Meru.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Kenya’s current external debt stands at Sh2.3 trillion, 54 per cent of it, or Sh1.26 trillion being foreign.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Minister was speaking at the start of the East African communications organisation conference.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Tanzanians can now transfer money across mobile networks after the country’s two largest telecoms struck an agreement.
Source: The East African
Thursday, February 26th 2015
Airtel Kenya Thursday announced that it had invested Sh2.5 billion in upgrading its network to enhance indoor coverage and 3G quality. 
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Google has given all the users on blogger one month to comply.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Saleh Naminya is C.E.O of Casa Del Turista Ltd, in Mbale. He spoke to Denis Mukungu about his car
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, February 23rd 2015
Ironically their chosen level of expenditure is too high to be sustained by a salary and having investments would have saved them from either becoming heavily indebted or getting involved in corruption
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
The battle for the lucrative Kenya Pipeline Company tenders to replace the old pipeline has now moved to court after a dissatisfied bidder claimed breach of contract between it and the main contractor.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Move opens up wider growth avenue with the ultimate goal of enriching returns.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
Kenya Commercial Bank has posted an 18 per cent increase in profit after tax for the year ended December 2014, riding on increased lending and growth in other revenue streams.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
I am looking at selling my Toyota Kluger GS45 2012 with 4,0000km to buy the new model of Toyota Kluger introduced in 2014
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Supermarket chain, Uchumi posted a loss caused by expensive bank loans from KCB and Cooperative Bank of Kenya
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Movit Products Limited, a local company manufacturing skin care products, has announced it is venturing into agro-processing
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
Marriage therapist Valerie Goss turned on her computer one day and found that all of her data was being held hostage.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, February 23rd 2015
Struggle for recognition. A number of companies spend billions of shillings as they struggle to control Uganda’s small but growing market
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
After close to seven months of negotiations, Keystone Bank of Nigeria has completed the sale of its majority stake in Orient Bank
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Trade agreement exempting Egypt’s products, particularly processed juice imports from being charged Value Added Tax (VAT) will cripple the juice sub-sector, the industry players have warned
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Long running saga in Kenya Airports Authority duty free shops contract.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, February 26th 2015
Central Bank of Kenya governor Njuguna Ndung’u Thursday chaired his last Monetary Policy Committee meeting, leaving the interest rate unchanged.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Smiley emoji, sad emoji, hearts emoji, and now, for the first time, racially diverse emoji
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, February 23rd 2015
Adoa’s infancy was not typical of most childhood. She fought through to survive and the happenings must have shaped her to grow into a woman that she is now. Simon Peter Emwamu takes you through her story
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
World Duty Free claimed a deal it had entered into with KAA on April 27, 1989, to exclusively operate the shops was still valid.
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