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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, August 26th 2014
Since listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Longhorn has adopted an aggressive growth strategy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
An estimated one million Ugandans formally employed in private and government sectors will have to dig deeper into their pockets to accommodate yet another mandatory 8 per cent contribution to National Health Insurance...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Peter Mwangi appointed Old Mutual Kenya group chief executive officer.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
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)
Monday, August 25th 2014
The terms “saving” and “investing” are used frequently when we talk about personal financial management. Many people often wonder whether there is a difference between the two terms. Yes, there is
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
Kenyans living abroad will soon access government services through an online platform, a director of Diaspora Affairs has said.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Benedicta Nanyonga paints a picture of a friendly, strong, determined woman as she welcomes you to her craft stall at a trade expo
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
Bill aims at making tax administration easier, while also reducing the cost of compliance.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
Construction Industry players are engaging the Central Bank over the possibility of offering reduced interest rates for developers investing in residential properties, a real estate official has said.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Recently, Kenya Airways made one of the most difficult business decisions. It was forced to discontinue commercial flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two West African countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
Banks and financial institutions are mulling new provisions of the Banking Act which cap the maximum amount recoverable from a defaulter.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
KPA chairman Mungatana also calls for the use of modern technology.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
When it comes to the pursuit of income there are three types of people: beggars, conmen and salesmen. All three employ certain skills and demonstrate specific character traits when it comes to earning money
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
Bank had listed 22 million shares that attracted bids worth Sh16bn, against Sh3.6bn sought.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Jubilee Holdings made a profit of Sh1.1 billion in the first six months of the year
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, August 25th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, August 25th 2014
The high cost of moving cargo through Kenya is pushing most East African traders to Dar es Salaam despite reforms that have significantly raised efficiency at the port of Mombasa
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Many also want to know how I was able to start my own career while I was a young student struggling with my schoolwork, and how I eventually got people to take me seriously as an entrepreneur
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
Companies roll out plans to play bigger roles in insuring new mega projects on the continent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
About 110,000 Ugandans are projected to convert to the Yaka prepaid billing system by the end of this year, Umeme has said.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
The absence of standard information about the tourism industry in Uganda is frustrating progress, the Minister for Tourism has said.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
Strathmore University students emerged the overall winners of this year’s inaugural Varsity Business Challenge, beating contestants from 19 universities.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Dar to be bigger than London by 2030.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Citi Bank Kenya has posted a 25 per cent decline in profit for the half year to June 2014.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Ugandan soybean farmers stand a chance to cash in on the increasing global demand for the commodity only if they improve their crop varieties
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, August 24th 2014
Tea farmers have given directors of the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) two weeks to pay their half-year bonus or be sent home.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Automation will remove the element of police discretion in dealing with overloaded trucks.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, August 25th 2014
Project to be funded by national government and host constituencies through CDF.
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)
Tuesday, August 26th 2014
Producers of honey in Uganda, among other regional countries are set to reap big, after Africa Agribusiness Academy (AAA) moved to start promoting their activities in East Africa
Source: Monitor (Uganda)

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