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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

Friday, August 28th 2015
Maize growers say they stand to lose a lot if their counterparts from Uganda will access Kenyan market.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Some Hollywood movies have focused their plot on cyber-crime. The story will revolve around someone hacking into the computer system of an organisation and there will be another trying to counter the attack for the...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
The share started trading at Sh7.45, rallied to a high of Sh8 but closed at Sh7.75 on Wednesday.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 28th 2015
Suit filed by a client on fees could open payout floodgates for banks.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Telco was picked based on community growth, content engagement and sentiment
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, August 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Company suffered Sh1.6 billion loss in a similar period last year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 28th 2015
Television, radio and billboards will educate the public about the card during month-long campaign.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Beijing cut interest rates on Tuesday to arrest the crisis that has rattled global markets.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
The government says it will only step in as a shareholder or offer guarantee to lenders.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
As Uganda’s business rankings globally continue to drop, Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) has moved in to automate business registration process and ease the conditions for investors
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
A Chinese firm has signed a deal worth $1.487 billion with Nigeria-based cement giant Dangote Group to build cement plants in several African countries.
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Change in Act sees MPs assume the sole role of recruiting banking sector regulator boss.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Google Transit service is a component of Google Maps and has over a million transit stops mapped in hundreds of cities.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Visitors to Kenya will from next month be required to have e-Visas to enter or board flights to the country.
Source: The East African
Friday, August 28th 2015
Company realised Sh624 million net earnings in the period to June 30.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Telco emerged tops in rating done by Euromoney Magazine.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Company received a Sh5m tax credit after listing at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
The co-operative will now process and market the produce at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 28th 2015
Central banks of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan are researching on money transfer charges.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Customers of 30 commercial banks and 160 financial institutions will be affected by the move.
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 27th 2015
The Electronic Transactions Bill, 2014 seeks to meet the need of exploiting electronic transactions in the modern day business transactions.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
The oil marketer’s net profit declined to Sh525 million in the first half of 2015.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Selling products on credit to customers who do not pay tops the list of factors causing the death of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda, new research has revealed
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
House team warns of possible sector collapse.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Uganda is the leading destination for cargo from the port
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Google Transit is set to bring order in an otherwise disorganised industry in the city.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, August 28th 2015
Cement maker's half-year net earnings up 87 per cent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Purchase follows similar deal by coffee firm Dormans, even as tissue maker Kim Fay and other firms eye the Sh240bn industrial park.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
UAE Ambassador to Uganda Abdulla Mohammed Al Takkawi said if they got such land, more investors from the Emirates would set up shop in Uganda, adding that the National Bank of Abu Dhabi wants to invest in some projects...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
The coffee authority projects lower exports for August.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Bank of Uganda (BoU) has intervened in the market to save the Shilling from surpassing another record low this year. The Uganda Shilling had inched closer to a high Shs3700 yesterday afternoon before the Central Bank...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Eight-year loan secured by TPS Eastern Africa, the owner of the hotels, will fund refurbishing and expanding properties
Source: The East African
Friday, August 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
One would think that once their car is at a police station, then it is in the safest place it could ever be since there is maximum security from the law enforcers
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Dfcu Bank Limited, which owns Uganda’s seventh-largest bank by assets, has had its income reduced by a sharp rise in operating expenses
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Power division pulls down group output.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, August 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Skills gap cited as the country gears up to start exploiting black gold.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Clause in Finance Bill 2015 deleted, lawmakers say it is a bad idea
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
East African Community (EAC) secretary general Richard Sezibera has said Kenya has no right to stop Ugandan sugar from being sold within its territory as long as both countries are members of the regional bloc
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
I bought it at Shs18m. I partly exchanged it with another car I was driving at the time. Initially, I was driving a Noah. I had just bought it six months earlier.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Safaricom says the increase will help in weeding out fraudulent transactions to third parties, especially those that are not registered with either M-Pesa or Equitel.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Ms Gatebi said global interest rates were expected to go up further.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
Traders will now be required to pay 0.3 per cent levy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Thank you for your column. Very educative. Keep up. I have had a Mitsubishi Chariot 2000, with 2.4 engine for more than two years now
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
The Cabinet Secretary said that Kenyans are creative and enterprising people.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Company to work with a number of commercial banks in serving citizens.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Global taxi firm has for long stuck to plastic money options.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 27th 2015
OneLogix to pay $1 million for car haulage firm, eyes regional market.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Cable maker suffered Sh70.9 million loss in the period to June 2015.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 28th 2015
Bralirwa to use the fresh capital to add a soft-drink bottling line, improve on the company’s energy consumption and construct a waste-water treatment plant.
Source: The East African

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