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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

Saturday, December 20th 2014
Banks had to make provisions for doubtful or failing loans.
Source: The East African
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Despite the abundance of sources of power, the majority of rural households in Kenya still lack electricity.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
East African states are set to benefit from a $16 million (about Shs44.4 billion ) fund launched by Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) in Kampala, on Tuesday.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
Firms said to use exploration licences for production.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
A youth group comprising last year’s Westgate siege survivors wiped their tears when they were announced winners in the inaugural East African Chama Awards.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Kenya has signed an agreement to start selling electricity to Zambia in an arrangement that seeks to interconnect the grids of East and Central African countries.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
There is still lack of data in standards setting process..
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
unding meant to especially train the women in value addition to local products.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
Firms said to use exploration licences for production.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 19th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
The Capital Markets Authority will soon institute guidelines aimed at protecting interests of minority shareholders in listed firms.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
There is still lack of data in standards setting process..
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
The collapse of tourism could top the list of major concerns among the Treasury economists as they plan for the future.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
Hi Paul, I have a Toyota Premio with a petrol D4 engine but it stops running when it warms up as I drive. It will not start again, however, long I try to start it
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (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)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
The African Development Bank has given out funds to construct a regional biomedical centre of excellence and to train teachers.  
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
A Sh12 billion loan agreement has been signed with the African Development Bank and the government to boost rural electrification.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
The pupils grow maize, beans, vegetables, carrots, pumpkins, tomatoes, Irish and sweet potatoes and cabbages.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
Co-operative bank of Kenya has entered the cashless fare platform, becoming the latest lender to provide the platform in a bid to grow its non-funded income.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
The fund, dubbed Logistics Innovation for Trade (Lift), will offer grants ranging from $200,000 to $750,000 to winning proposals from innovators globally.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
Kenya coffee beans have been voted the world’s highest rated coffee and espresso respectively this year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
The tourism industry now banks on regional tourists to help fill the revenue gap.
Source: The East African
Friday, December 19th 2014
The ethics team contests that the dues are based on forged invoices.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Africa’s air traffic is projected to double by 2030 given the high profit levels on operations here.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
The World Bank Group has approved a $823.8 million (about Shs22.819 trillion) loan to finance five projects critical for the country’s economic development.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
The government is in a tight corner over pressure by maize farmers in the North Rift to buy their produce at a price higher than what the National Cereals and Produce Board has offered.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
The launch of mobile phone services by Equity Bank through the Thin SIM technology could be delayed further after the High Court on Wednesday stopped it until a suit on its credibility is heard.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
According to police records, December continues to take the highest toll on human life due to motor accidents. It is the one month on the calendar year that accommodates the festive period where many cars are out on...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
A firm associated with former assistant minister Ngengi Muigai has been allowed to revive a 22-year-old legal battle with the Kenya Commercial Bank over a 443-acre farm in Juja, Kiambu County.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
many farmers are unaware or ignorant of inbreeding threat.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
Juma started the venture with 30 indigenous goats but he realised they were uneconomical.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
Maize will be bought in a 90-kilogramme bag instead of the legal 50 kilogramme.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
Mr Muriuki said that over 40 matatu companies and Sacco’s such as City Shuttle, Double M and Forward Travellers have taken up the system.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
Farmers in Embu and Laikipia counties have opted out of crop insurance due to failure by companies to honour their obligations when claims are made.
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)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Kenya has been reinstated in the list of privileged countries with free market access.
Source: The East African
Friday, December 19th 2014
Accurate information on soil fertility and crop management, comes hand-in-hand with a business plan in modern farming.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
Crop farming has proved to be an excellent source of livelihood for the community that initially relied on livestock.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
The Uganda Motor Industry Association (UMIA) has started a drive to promote the usage of genuine replacement parts, popularly known or referred to as spare parts
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Concerns are growing over Kigali’s escalating import bill.
Source: The East African
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Airlines globally are expected to post a collective net profit of $19.9 billion, up from the $18 billion projected in June.
Source: The East African
Friday, December 19th 2014
This plan could pave the way for low income earners to join the league of electricity users.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 18th 2014
Kenya will regain duty-free access status for all flowers and floriculture exported to the European Union by end of this month.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
Overall, the international tender had attracted seven bidders, four of which were knocked out at the technical evaluation stage.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
Uganda’s insurance companies are developing new products in order to boost penetration currently at slightly 0.6 per cent. The latest product is a Funeral Insurance Policy spearheaded by A-Plus Group, in partnership...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 19th 2014
This comes after a year since the expiry of the mandate of the previous board.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 19th 2014
Demand for fresh produce has gone up and so are prices as traders do brisk business in various markets across the country.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
The World Bank Group has approved a $823.8 million (about Shs22.819 trillion) loan to finance five projects critical for the country’s economic development.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
Keroche Breweries has invested Sh4 billion to expand its Naivasha plant.
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