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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, September 22nd 2016
Planned expansion of the Nairobi-Mombasa road into a six-lane super-highway is expected to begin in the next couple of months with the invitation of bids for the project.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Despite harvesting losses after wild animals ravaged his cabbages and bad weather affected his veges, Joakim has not given up on farming yet.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Success will come only through experience, networking with the right people, learning from mistakes, persistence and perseverance.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The Netherlands says it will stop giving Kenya aid in the next four years on account of the country’s “significant” economic growth.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The stolen data may have included names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords.
Source: The East African
Sunday, September 25th 2016
Rwanda hopes to see a 50 per cent drop in power tariffs, as energy from cheaper sources enters the grid, which could reduce production costs in the country.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Former Cabinet minister Musalia Mudavadi has defended the Treasury over two Anglo Leasing contracts worth Sh928 million signed with three American companies some 14 years ago.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Mustafa Adamjee keeps a variety of ornamental birds but pigeons are his favourite, earning him Sh40,000 a pair
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Farmers in dry Makueni now export French beans to Europe and feed their families, thanks to sand dams built on seasonal rivers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Occupancy rates for Grade A buildings rose to about 80pc in the first half of 2016.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Kenya’s move to cap interest rates, UK’s decision to exit the European Union and the rise of Republican nominee Donald Trump point at a risky global trend of populism
Source: The East African
Friday, September 23rd 2016
For enquiries on agribusiness and farming, send your questions to: satnation@ke.nationmedia.com
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, September 24th 2016
East Africa remains attractive to investors, which has pushed up the demand for accommodation and hospitality products.
Source: The East African
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Direct Market Access on the NSE will now only be allowed for financial institutions and pension funds.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Ugandan officials say they want to boost electricity supply rapidly to power an industrialisation drive.
Source: The East African
Sunday, September 25th 2016
Tanzania becomes the first country in East Africa to require a curtain wall between money transfer and mobile phone services.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to sign into law the Bill capping interest rates, UK’s decision to exit the European Union and the rise of Republican nominee Donald Trump point at a risky global trend of populism
Source: The East African
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Growth in 11 African economies accounting for 60 per cent of the continent’s GDP has slowed sharply, a new McKinsey Global Institute report says.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Developers of Magic Bus Ticketing, a mobile phone application that enables booking of public transport, have secured a Sh101 million ($1 million) grant from a Bill Clinton-backed fund after emerging top out of six...
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The regional firm is targeting executives seeking to tap into the reinsurance business.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Prospects for the banking sector are dimming further as the treasuries market is bombarded with billions seeking good returns, slashing the State debt price at successive auctions.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Efforts to reform public enterprises are being resisted within government circles, insiders say.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The move is aimed at addressing the challenge of aggregate demand which the economy has been facing
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Social security and pension schemes are pushing for amendments to the Social Security Act to prevent members from making withdrawals before retirement age.
Source: The East African
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Kenya will not receive financial assistance from the Netherlands beginning 2020, the European nation has said, citing “significant” economic growth in the past decade.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Japan's Mitsubishi Motors has recalled 47,800 cars in Russia to change their airbags made by Takata, the company at the heart of the biggest-ever safety recall in the industry
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Importers and distributors of alcoholic drinks are set to come under stiff regulation to curb tax evasion and contraband.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Nearly a half of primary school teachers in Kenya do not attend classes, a new report by world leaders shows.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, September 24th 2016
CEO Daniel Pettersson said the expansion drive is aimed at meeting the increasing demand for cement and concrete in East Africa.
Source: The East African
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Kenya’s debt market is readying for improved activity after the government introduced controls on lending rates.
Source: The East African
Sunday, September 25th 2016
The noose is tightening on bad debtors, with settling of Sacco loans now also added to factors be used to determine a borrower’s creditworthiness.
Source: The East African
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Online taxi-hailing app Mondo Ride has slashed prices by a fifth in a fresh round of price war with main rival Uber, which cut fares by a third in July.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Kenya will not receive financial assistance from the Netherlands beginning 2020, the European nation has said, citing “significant” economic growth in the past decade.
Source: The East African
Friday, September 23rd 2016
National fertiliser subsidy programme should not run private players out of market.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The number of licensed insurance brokers in the country fell by nearly a third to 139 last year from 198 in 2014 as tough new rules took a toll, latest industry numbers show.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Young people need interesting and exciting ventures where they can utilise their energy and make money.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, September 24th 2016
Move has sparked optimism in the industry, as oil marketers are operating on thinning margins.
Source: The East African
Friday, September 23rd 2016
The more silage and hay you make and store, the better it will be for your animals. Drought-tolerant feed sources like sorghum also come in handy.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The $125 million (about Shs423 billion) New Nile Bridge, is currently being constructed at the source of the River Nile in Jinja District.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The decision can be revised basing on how the government acts to address the weaknesses raised by the World Bank
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The new cable is expected to offer super high data transmission rates, which translate into extreme speed.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Kia, whose only plant in the continent is based in Nigeria, said the move would enable it to establish a foothold in east Africa.
Source: The East African
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
The prices, however, are still lower compared with the same period last year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
The airport serves Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet and Trans-Nzoia counties, which are popular for wheat, maize and milk production.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Equity Bank Tanzania was the market leader in mortgage financing in the second quarter with 20 per cent of the market share.
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