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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, January 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
Twenty two constituencies that failed to provide land for construction of constituency industrial development centres have missed out on the economic stimulus initiative meant to promote entrepreneurship.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
The dollar’s continuing rise against the Uganda shilling has led to concerns that the trend may undermine the growth of the country’s construction sector.
Source: The East African
Friday, January 30th 2015
Afimilk, a farm in Israel, gets 40,000 litres of milk a day from 950 cows with each giving 42 litres.
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)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
The projects are expected to cost about Shs7.3 trillion.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Osodo farms melons in a village where the fleshy fruits are strange to many people.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Family members are cheaper to work with, saving on the cost of production.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
An investor has been allowed to amend his claim against Equity Bank following allegations that the lender is withholding proceeds of sale of his shares transferred to its chairman Peter Munga.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
US online giant Amazon announced plans to offer a cloud-based email and calendar service to directly compete with Microsoft Outlook and others.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Agriculture minister says officers responsible for company woes must be held accountable.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Many times you see a car with a new number plate on the road but it either looks old or sounds so. Whereas others might be registered when already old
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
Organisation says poor utilisation of resources is causing food insecurity.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
I haven’t yet had to use spare parts, but they are available on the market and they are affordable. Basically, the car uses the same parts as a TX Prado, so it is sustainable
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
Kenya Bureau of Standards has got the green light to award a Sh1 billion-a-year pre-shipment vehicle inspection contract to Japanese firm Quality Inspection Services Japan (QISJ).
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
Kenya’s share of IPOs in sub-Saharan African is projected at about 8 per cent.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Caroline Gichuki-Mugo tells us why agri-tours are important.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
I am planning to buy a bigger car to replace my Toyota Premio and the options I have are; Toyota Hilux, Surf, Harrier and Prado TX ranging from 1998 to 2000s
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Money collected would be used for road maintenance.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
Apple caught up with Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to booming sales of its new iPhone 6, market researcher Strategy Analytics said Thursday
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Group makes a living by farming weeds on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
To increase tourism benefits to the economy and the public, the latest World Bank update proposes three strategic directions.
Source: The East African
Thursday, January 29th 2015
The funds will benefit 33 SMEs and will support training and advisory services on export marketing.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Delegation scheduled to hold meetings with Turkish investors and government officials.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Traders have expressed optimism that the Ugandan Shilling will gradually appreciate against the dollar in the coming months. Speaking to Daily Monitor, Mr Everisto Kayondo, thechairman Kampala City Traders Association,...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
Competition from Chinese goods and the unfavourable tax regime account for over 25 per cent and 10 per cent of the total decline.
Source: The East African
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)
Friday, January 30th 2015
To increase production, the solution lies in seed enhancement.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Taxman is expected to collect Sh1.34trn in 2015/16 financial year up from Sh1.162trn this year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Members of the Ogiek keep their bees in a grass thatched structure that enables them to get more honey.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Cars will be distributed by Simba Caetano Formula.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Afren was expected to start drilling in Lamu basin, this year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Avoid moving soil or plants from one garden to another as the two are carriers of the pest.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Ouko says the bulk of the money would go towards hiring additional staff.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
The Indian business community in Uganda has asked government to review certain tax policies such as the Capital Gains Tax, which they say is unfairly enforced.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
There is concern about the sustainability of the country’s economic recovery in the long run.
Source: The East African
Thursday, January 29th 2015
Samsung Electronics posted its first drop in annual net profit in three years today and saw resurgent arch-rival Apple barge in on its pole position as the world’s top smartphone maker.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
The Kenyan subsidiary of the world’s biggest producer of cut roses went under in February.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
There has been little progress in terms of fast-tracking internal approvals by EAC member countries, including securing Cabinet or parliamentary sanctions to implement the double taxation agreement.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
Shortage of land economists in the country, among other reasons, is making it difficult to trade in land. To that effect, the Uganda Lands Commission (ULC) has asked government agencies to enforce all land-related laws...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
The legislation is also expected to facilitate cross-border trade.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
Please send your questions to: satnation@ke.nationmedia.com.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
The Macharias farm as a family, with each member having a role to play.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
Ethiopian Airlines and its East African rival Kenya Airways will both in the next few months launch new routes to Asia.
Source: The East African
Saturday, January 31st 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, January 30th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
Loans from domestic banks to Kenyan state corporations will not be guaranteed by the government.
Source: The East African
Friday, January 30th 2015
Inflation in January stood at 5.53 per cent compared to 6.02 per cent recorded in December.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, January 31st 2015
East African countries are reviewing their taxation laws in a bid to reduce tax exemptions that have seen their economies lose out on revenue.
Source: The East African
Thursday, January 29th 2015
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