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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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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, November 20th 2014
TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
The fatal explosion that brought down Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo could damage the reputational standing of the sprawling Virgin Group.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja has been named the business woman of the year 2014 at the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Acquisition comes after a 42 pc drop in first half 2014 pre-tax profits.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
An early Apple device sold by Steve Jobs from his parents' garage goes under the hammer in New York next month valued at Sh36m
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
The government has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to subsidise new power connections.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Safaricom will be required to cede at least 30 per cent capacity of its planned 4G network to rivals, the telecommunications regulator has said.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
It was followed by APA, which registered a profit of Sh33.8 million — a loss ratio of 7 per cent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, November 24th 2014
Avoid making a decision in isolation about whether to launch a venture: You must also consider how the project will affect the overall functioning of your company. Every choice you make as an entrepreneur will impact,...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
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, November 25th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER FOR SUPPLIES AND SERVICE PROVISION FOR YEAR 2015
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
It is ideal for small and large-scale farmers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Earnings for the period likely to drop by at least 25 pc.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
The Head of State says low-capacity vehicles will not be pushed out of the matatu business and would remain in use on long distance and rural routes.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, November 22nd 2014
Tax experts have warned that failure to amend the law on capital gains tax in its entirety could impede the smooth implementation of the measure meant to raise more revenue.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
The plant produces sweet red juice when graded or blended and most hotels use it as a food flavouring.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Mr Kenyatta also launched the university’s online education platform.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Nation Media Group and Amiran Kenya team will award all the four winners at a venue to be announced later.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 3rd 2014
Justice rules that the supermarket is a limited liability company.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
The association of public relations firms has released guidelines meant to raise standards and curb professional misconduct in the industry.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
There is always a ready market for goats at any time of the year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
How about using your phone to browse properties located hundreds of kilometres away instead of going to search physically?
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
A planned meeting of the Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) trustees failed to take place yesterday even as maize prices continue to slide.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
NATIONAL OPEN TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Firm plans to open six more stores in Tanzania in the next eight months.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 25th 2014
Former Uganda Investment Authority executive director Maggie Kigozi has urged local manufacturers to commit themselves to producing high quality products
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
INVITATION FOR TENDER YEAR 2015
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Satellite phones, broad-band Internet services to be launched.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
ROVISION/SUPPLY OF GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS FOR THE YEARS 2015-2016
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 3rd 2014
Lending increases by 32 per cent to Sh49.5 billion.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 25th 2014
Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed a $29 million (about Shs79.750 billion) loan agreement to finance the Project for Financial Inclusion in rural areas of the country
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Toyota on Wednesday said it was on track for record Sh1.5trn ($17.5 billion) full-year net profit, as Japan's major automakers wrapped up a bumper earnings season.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
INVITATION FOR BID (IFB)
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
African Development Corporation has sold out of Resolution Health EA, less than four years after investing in the insurer.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
The UN NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Koskei says it will seek advice on how to trim Kenya Meat’s payroll.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Tender Notice
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 3rd 2014
Good roads and cheaper global oil prices a plus for Kenya.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 3rd 2014
Insecurity leaves little for team to market at global travel forum.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
KCB says eight per cent of its 2013 employees, or 431 workers, left the group last year and 22 per cent of the former staff were fired because of fraud.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Another one said that KQ had turned from being the pride of Africa, the airline’s commercial tagline, to being the ‘shame’ of Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
A pilot project titled m-Health, that seeks to change the way information on health is delivered in refugee camps has been be launched in Kakuma.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Companies now squeezing results out of the limited talent they attract,
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Poultry farming is steadily and surely gaining ground in Kenya.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
National Water and Sewage Corporation managing director, Dr Silver Mugisha will be one of the panelists at the annual Monitor Thought Leaders Forum on December 9 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Earnings boosted by growth in data, mobile money and messaging services.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
Solution Sacco society Ltd
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Slow Food, a global grassroots organisation that promotes "good, clean and fair food", is spreading its reach across Africa
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
The Communication Authority of Kenya has approved Safaricom’s joint bid for rival yuMobile.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
A number of years ago I was of the view that the older one gets the wiser they become and I frequently used age as the reason people make silly or avoidable mistakes.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Utility firm Kenya Power will in January introduce smart meters for its customers in selected Nairobi estates as it deepens the use of technology to improve efficiency in its operations.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Most companies lack written rules of taking over roles in case of death.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Kenya National Audit office says Maseno, Maasai Mara, Kenya Utalii College and University of Eldoret in the red.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
People wearing Google Glass may experience significant blind spots on their right side, which could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the street and playing sports, US researchers said Tuesday.
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, November 3rd 2014
Tanzanian mobile browsers to follow news through newly launched Facebook application.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
Area of interest. Interest is specifically focused in the extraction process.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
Forum has attracted investors from Australia, UK, Egypt, US and other nations.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Centum has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in K-Rep Bank as the investment firm reports a 38 per cent increase in after-tax profit for the half year to September.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 25th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Taxman joins regional alliance.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
The survey ranks the most admired and most valuable brands in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
He is not necessarily very passionate about farming but he loves making extra money.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
Nakalanda’s passion for organic farming has seen her reap millions from her projects. She has also persuaded over thirty women to do the same as she looks to make the most of the agri-business opportunity.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
Northern Uganda turning into the coffee basket for Uganda.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
Northern Uganda turning into the coffee basket for Uganda.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic on Tuesday said it was pressing ahead with plans to build a second model of the SpaceShipTwo that crashed in the Mojave Desert last week.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
TENDER INVITATION NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
Last year’s winner of Coya, Britam, took home the customer orientation and marketing award.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Those odd characters on your emails and text messages are about to see more diversity — sending a message that humanity comes in many colours.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 3rd 2014
Comesa releases guidelines for acquisitions within trading bloc.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 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, November 24th 2014
Uganda needs to employ skilled extension workers in coffee growing areas if the 3.5 million people dependent on the cash crop are to improve their incomes.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, November 21st 2014
However, the volume was later renegotiated to 2,000 tonnes with an agreement to share the proceeds of the deal on a 50:50 basis.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Storing and transporting uncertified seeds is now a criminal offence under the little-known Crops Act passed last year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
CBK retains the indicative lending rate at 8.5 per cent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
For a poultry farmer to reap the full benefits of his investments, labour and time, a healthy flock is paramount.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Some good news for long-suffering Kenyan motorist.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, November 22nd 2014
Poor industrial relations between the government and the private sector are adversely affecting the business environment and threaten to slow down economic growth.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Rearing pigs is considered a daunting task.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
The fish hatchery has an estimated 800,000 to 1 million fingerlings.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Camac’s asset portfolio consists of nine licences across four countries covering an area of approximately 10 million acres.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Leading entities freeze plans to increase the number of employees.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 25th 2014
In an attempt to increase the banking population, Bank of Uganda wants to roll out agency banking in the country, deputy governor Louis Kasekende has said
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
He did not give specific timelines for the process.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, November 21st 2014
Members of the group act as guarantors of money borrowed.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Firefox maker Mozilla announced Wednesday that it is switching to Yahoo as the default service for online searches done through the Web browser in the United States.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER INVITATION RE-ADVERTISEMENT
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
LG Electronics said Wednesday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
KenGen has postponed its Sh15 billion rights issue until the first quarter of next year as it waits for a firm commitment from the government
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
All 470 Posta outlets will be like the bank’s branches.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
Funding targets manufacturing, agro-processing, construction among other sectors.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, November 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, November 20th 2014
INTERNATIONAL TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
Uganda Clays should invest a considerable amount of resource in brand development as a tool for driving sales because there is a direct relationship between market share and awareness of a brand in a market.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Revenues reported by casinos are expected to fall this and next year after a 20 per cent withholding tax on winnings was slapped.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 24th 2014
“One of my secrets is the way I treat my staff,” says Divine Simbi-Ndlukula, Founder and Managing Director of DDNS Security Operations in Zimbabwe. Divine’s company has come a long way since 1998 when she started out...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, November 22nd 2014
An oil exploration company expelled from Kenya last year has restructured in what it terms “preparation” for a fight with government for Sh13 billion in compensation for illegally terminating its license.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
The banks want the application they filed at the High Court last week to be placed before the presiding judge of the High Court.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
TENDER FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2015
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, November 3rd 2014
GDC blames prolonged negotiations for the delay.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, November 22nd 2014
Kenya Power began disconnecting electricity a week ago at public and private institutions and businesses that have defaulted on payment.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Brand targets sales of 1m pairs of shoes annually.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Bidco Oil’s Vimal Shah, who debuted on the Forbes Africa’s richest list last year, is not on it this time round, having been replaced by his father.
Source: Nation (Kenya)

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