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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

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Engagement in
Home Country
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Development

The Diaspora
catalyzes
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development through
private and public
sector alliances

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Exchange
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Building

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through innovative
and strategic
global partnerships

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Potential
To Impact
Regional
Economics

Eastern Africans contribute to
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and mathematics

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Africa's
Potential

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Free Flow
of Trade
and Commerce
Across Borders

Integrating development 
agendas with
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Home | East Africa Diaspora Business Council

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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

Friday, December 9th 2016
Kenya Power has prepared a $2.17 billion (Sh219.1 billion) budget for the implementation of capital intensive projects in the next five years.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
The Mercedes Benz C180 year 2003 (W203) and the Subaru Forester are superb products both in quality and engine performance terms
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Nyeri Dairy farmers’ earnings from Brookside increased by 10 per cent to Sh280 million last year as more farmers in the region turned to the business.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
The consortium will enable the insurance service providers to handle oil and gas risks within Uganda
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Developing Uganda’s leather industry would be a step towards industrialisation. That is why Uganda Leather and Allied Industries Association (ULAIA) are in talks with India to develop the country’s local industries into...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
In the EAC, Kenya is the biggest beneficiary of the Agoa free market, bagging $433 million from apparel exports.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Kenya’s Central Bank is considering alternatives to recapitalise the troubled Chase Bank after potential buyers opted out.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Safaricom-backed taxi hailing app Little Ride has introduced a base fare of Sh100, barely two weeks after slashing its prices by a third.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
The drugs manufacturer is seeking to raise $50 million-$70 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Uganda Securities Exchange.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Uganda is one of the leading countries in the world for mobile money and consequently is leading the way in mobile money remittances too
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 9th 2016
Rumours reached my ears that MJ, was organising a demonstration demanding my resignation as the chairman of Mashambani Dairy Cooperative.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
The government has not released letter of support yet the work is expected to begin in March next year.
Source: The East African
Friday, December 9th 2016
Motor dealer DT Dobie has priced the first passenger car to be assembled locally at less than Sh2 million, targeting corporate and price-sensitive individual customers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Uganda’s economic woes do not seem like they are about to end if the ongoing drought in some parts of the country continues
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Dealers’ claim. Sugar is an ingredient used in the production of other products highly demanded in the festive season
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Finnish private equity fund and financial services group Taaleri Plc plans to invest Sh10 billion ($100 million) in East and South African real estate projects.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Currently, the markets are dominated by American, European, regional investors.
Source: The East African
Friday, December 9th 2016
Zubla Group is farming the crop on 80 acres and selling a kilo of the produce at Sh56 offering hope to tens of residents.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Uganda Tourism Board chief executive officer Stephen Asiimwe said hotels should employ professionals who will be tasked with enforcing the required standards expected of the hotel industry.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
With growing demand for plastics in Uganda, investing in recycling plastics is like hitting two opportunities with one stone. One, you protect the environment while earning a living
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 9th 2016
Anastasia Ngarama grows little farmed red cabbage that fetches more in the market.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
The move is in line with the UNBS Laboratory Recognition Scheme established to ensure that laboratories outside UNBS scope or privately owned are recognised at the national level to do product testing
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 9th 2016
Your questions on farming and agribusiness answered by experts through: satnation@ke.nationmedia.com
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 9th 2016
The laws were due to take effect on October 1 but for a failure to secure the signature of the new EAC chairman, Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli, in time.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Small and medium sized businesses will get financial literacy lessons through a programme to be aired on Nation Media Group’s NTV Kenya.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 9th 2016
Tanzanian songs dominated Kenya’s most watched YouTube music videos list this year, revealing a bias for bongo flava.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Falling profits force lenders to adopt technology to cut expenses.
Source: The East African
Friday, December 9th 2016
Price of the key poultry feed ingredient goes up to Sh21 a kilo cutting savings for farmers making their own feeds.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 9th 2016
Onions are propagated sexually by use of seeds or asexually through sets.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
The Chinese company that will operate business on the standard gauge railway has committed to employ up to 3,000 Kenyans when it starts commercial operations in January 2018.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Monica Rwamunahe observed glitches in her savings and credit cooperative association in rural Rukungiri.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Rwanda was singled out for its large scale decentralisation especially in civil service.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Hi Paul, my BMW 320 E46 engine coolant fluid in the plastic bottle has developed a milky brown colour.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
The second generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado J90 was launched in 1996 and ran till 2002. It came as a sharp contrast or extreme makeover compared to the J70
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Lenders are cushioning against non-performing loans.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Asked what can be done to close the gap, he said government has come up with a national strategy to minimise imports and produce goods for export through value addition
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 9th 2016
The simple technology offers Rukwaro fruits that weigh up to 80kg fetching more in the market
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 9th 2016
Buying a good cow is essential, but your profit margin will entirely depend on your production costs and not milk yields
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Experts say the greenback needs to be replaced gradually through trading in African currencies.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Uganda is looking to Algeria for experience in managing oil and gas
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 9th 2016
David Wanyamu keeps 20 dairy cows that include Friesians and Fleckviehs making a fortune, but he is phasing out the former.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
The tax body wants to mobilise more taxes from multinational companies
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) had put in a Sh800 million deposit in Chase Bank just three weeks before the mid-sized lender was placed under statutory management, it has emerged.
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