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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

Thursday, July 24th 2014
Governors warn that county operations may ground to a halt after delay in passing the law to release funds for devolved governments.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Although Uganda is attracting a lot of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), it loses $400 million (about Shs1.05 trillion) per year in capital outflows in form of dividend payments to the shareholders, the Ministry of...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have not matured to raise capital through the stock market can now benefit from funds mobilised by private equity players to grow their businesses further, trade and investment...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Drug shortage looms in hospitals run by the Nairobi county government after failure to meet pay for drugs supplied in the last three months.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
But most schools, shops remain closed for second day as fearful residents keep indoors.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Tala Boys High School parents demand the authorities order the removal of all window grills from dormitories.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
The development in the foreign exchange market, which led to appreciation of the Kenyan shilling in the recent past has positively contributed to the increase in market capitalisation at Uganda Securities Exchange (USE)
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
IT expert says that internet software should be updated frequently to avoid creating loopholes that can be exploited by hackers
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Unilever Kenya defends the product against allegations that it is harmful.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Could you give me any qualities I should consider before buying a Toyota Nadia? Thanks
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Ward reps file case in court to block agencies from putting ceiling on money they can spend.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Kenya’s inaugural digital media bootcamp kicked off on Thursday at the Usiu Africa auditorium where digital media staff from different corporates will be interacting on how to best use the platform.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
County Public Accounts Committee urges governors to rid their payrolls of ghost workers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, July 28th 2014
The group of six met while attending the Africa Leadership Academy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
An MP3 player or any portable device including your phone is quite useless without power, so naturally batteries are a very important
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Two patients with mental ailment commit suicide at the region’s referral hospital every month, says medic.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
London High Court rules in favour of the company’s indemnity claims against Heritage Oil.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Lawyer for the Baha’i goes to court demanding that the new marriage law should provide for the faith’s followers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Senators debate whether Konza Techno City is in Machakos or Makueni.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
As the cost of electricity keeps rising in Kenya, more companies and colleges are turning to cheaper energy. Strathmore University has joined Williamsons Tea Factory which produces its own one megawatt (MW) and UNEP...
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
South Africa’s government plans to extend Aids tests to the country’s entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
The Bill aims at merging, dissolving and coming up with new state corporations.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
Government has issued a licence to Chinese company to start commercial manufacturing of fertilizers within two years
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Tax holidays and exemptions have had a negative impact on revenue collections, Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General Allen Kagina has said
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Research shows which companies consumers would rather buy from if they had all the money to spend.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
The regional lender will be the exclusive issuer of AmEx-branded cards in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Source: The East African
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and their Kenyan counterparts have finally resolved the sugar trade dispute which has been raging between the two countries over the source of sugar entering Kenya
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
They instead blamed Rwanda for destabilising the regional sugar market by importing and repackaging duty free sugar which it is dumping in the region.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
MPs say they would not back the Cord’s resolution to drop MP Gideon Mung’aro as the Minority Whip.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
MPs say the reporting date of 10,000 police recruits will be postponed over claims of irregularities.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
National Housing and Construction Company (NHCC) has secured a $9 million (about Shs23.7 billion) loan to complete its housing project in Namungoona, a Kampala suburb
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Emily Wanjiru admitted to St Petrock School in Runyenjes, Embu County.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Kenya Navy soldiers sent to back up a police security operation in Likoni following panic sparked by reports that armed men had been spotted surveying the area.
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)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
A number of people who have reported cases against the police have allegedly been threatened by some of the officers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Decision to exempt welfare society with Uhuru link from supervision opposed.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Tales have been told of developers who go missing or startups that burn out and go belly up leaving clients distraught.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
The beauty queen was born 23 years ago to Mr Rogers Nsereko and Ms Angella Nakiyonga who are both running personal businesses. She has previously studied at Buganda Road Primary School, Kabojja Junior School, Kabojja...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Interior CS alleges individuals collecting signatures under the guise of a land distribution plan, yet they were meant for the Cord referendum.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Ugandan traders’ failure to exploit the huge American market under AGOA agreement is due to the private sector’s failure to produce enough and good quality products, an official has said
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
EACC warns that MCAs who engage in name-calling and fist fights risk disciplinary action.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Date when he new police recruits report for training been moved from August 5 to October 3.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
In an effort to extend electricity across the country, particularly in the villages, the government will pick up bills incurred in connecting rural households with power, Energy and Mineral Development minister Irene...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
High Court cites Industrial Court order suspending Kazungu notice.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Police pounce on two Frenchmen on a charity mission in Kilifi.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Cord drops Gideon Mung’aro as the Minority Chief Whip, dares dissenting Coast MPs to quit.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Victims in the case against Mr Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague complain about the delay in starting the trial.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Education ministry planning to compel each nursery to be affiliated to a primary school for easy transition of pupils.
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)
Monday, July 28th 2014
Chandu Shah’s BlueFlame BioSurri Gaz gaining popularity among small holders.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Some employees spend up to 80 per cent of office time online and 46 per cent misuse bandwidth, say studies.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
The decision to review the Mineral Policy and Mining Laws was reached at during a three-day workshop attended by industry experts, donors and the government.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Seat covers are great accessories for weather beaten or cracked up leather and torn cushion seats respectively. Maintaining one’s car comes in many forms. Besides the usual and mandatory servicing, taking care of the...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Shell V-Power and Shell Fuel Save Unleaded petrol are composed differently to provide different benefits. Shell V-Power is formulated to improve power and performance whereas Shell Fuel Save unleaded petrol has been...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
The National Assembly approves allocation of Sh226.6 billion to the counties for the next financial year
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
School principals say because of the directive, parents no longer feel obliged to pay fees.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
Duale kicks up storm by equating Cord calls for KDF withdrawal to terror group’s demand.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Pimping or restyling a vehicle to one’s desired specifications is a growing trend in Uganda and a number of people are into the game. Gone are the days when an old vehicle is left to rust or is sold as scrap, these days...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, July 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (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