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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

Monday, September 29th 2014
Kenyan corporates can now take advantage of the country’s strong credit rating to access the international bond market.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Making All Voices Count has launched the second annual Global Innovation Competition in search of creative concepts.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
One of my mother’s favourite sayings was “Two heads are better than one” and she always encouraged us to consult widely on any and every matte
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
County government employees want to be enjoined in a suit where the Retirement Benefits Authorities (RBA) has been accused of interfering with the management of their pension scheme.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Inflation has continued on a downward trend for the seventh month in row, falling by 1.4 percentage points in September
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Kenya’s envoy to UN Habitat sells 0.9m shares in the firm as stock hits Sh21.50 at NSE.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
CBK okays firm’s application to offer PSVs billing system after it met the rules.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Uganda’s horticultural export commodities risk losing out on revenue from the European Union market if they do not conform to their safety standards
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
The Supreme Court has set aside a ruling by the Appeal Court on digital migration and ordered the regulator to reopen licensing of digital signal distribution for 90 days.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Six in every 10 Kenyan business leaders blame inadequate electricity and lack of infrastructure for slow growth in innovation. 
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Firm sets up plant with capacity to churn out 12 tonnes of seasonings per day.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, October 1st 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
When a potential business opportunity does not go the way you expected, do you give up altogether or, do you look for alternative paths to your goal?
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Retirement as a topic for anyone below 30 is as boring as the imagination of what one shall be doing at the time it comes round. Lining up to cash pension cheques to a 25-year-old is akin to watching paint dry
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Medical insurance has turned out to be unprofitable for insurers because of fraud perpetuated by unscrupulous people within the industry
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
The Africa Development Bank has asked Kenya to seek more funds to finance infrastructure projects.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, October 1st 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Barclays Bank Kenya chairman Francis Okomo-Okello (above) has been appointed to the board of Barclays Africa Group Limited.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, October 2nd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Business opportunity knocks on your door wherever you are, says Martin Nga’ng’a.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Several international insurance companies have expressed interest in either buying stakes in existing Kenyan enterprises or setting up new outfits.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, October 2nd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, October 1st 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Whether you’re planning a startup, preparing to re-launch or expanding your business, it’s often hard to know which tasks to delegate, which to delay and which to tackle right away
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Stephen Muriuki’s Real Technologies firm is piloting the technology which has been successful in a number of African countries.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
The battery maker said on Monday that the dry-cell business has come under intense competition from cheap imports, rendering its Nakuru-based manufacturing unit unsustainable.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Anti-corruption agency releases stocks held as evidence against the broker.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Most families with luxurious lawns and compounds often treat hibiscus trees as decorative plants
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 10th 2015
Major private hospitals increase their charges by up to 10 per cent: Aga Khan, MP Shah
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
The Minister of Tourism, Ms Maria Mutagamba, has revealed that government will embark on a 10 year programme to ensure there are sufficient funds and political will to improve on the tourism industry in the country
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
The cost of living fell in September despite an increase in the prices of foodstuff and non-alcoholic drinks.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Kenyan exporters to the European Union countries will, from Wednesday, be slapped with a duty of between four and 24 per cent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Battery maker Eveready East Africa has closed down its dry cell plant in Nakuru after grappling with unrelenting competition from low-cost imports.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Investors will have to show strong financial and expertise muscle to get an exploration licence in Uganda if the review process of the mine policy and regulatory framework is completed
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 29th 2014
British company De La Rue has won a protracted court battle for a lucrative tender to print currency for the Kenyan government.
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)
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
A global tourism body will support Kenya in its bid to breathe life into the industry which has recently taken a beating from terrorism scare and travel advisories.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Firm is negotiating with banks to restructure the loans.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
Michael Kabiah’s love for gardening has seen him win major contracts despite humble beginnings.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 29th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, October 2nd 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