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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

Saturday, May 28th 2016
Rwanda and Tanzania now seem focused on removing obstacles faced by traders on both sides of the border, especially congestion and goods theft.
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
The disease's outbreak largely affects Western Kenya counties which produce bulk of the country's bananas.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, May 26th 2016
The Ministry of Defence and Uganda Prison Services are facing disconnection from national water due to an accumulated bill of about Shs7.9 billion
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, May 26th 2016
But the financial institution is not out of the woods yet, because of its non-performing loans.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
Couple produces their own energy, enabling them to reap more than just eggs and milk from their chickens and cows.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
Farmer explains how weight cheating is rampant in feeds industry, by both commercial processors and ingredients sellers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, May 26th 2016
Goods belonging to Uchumi Supermarkets Uganda Limited have been auctioned by the official receiver, the Registrar General Uganda Registration Services Bureau in order to recover money owed to creditors
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
A new regime will allow Saccos to issue their own cheques and get credit from banks at lower interests.
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
The crops are protein-rich and also increase the amount of nitrogen available to plants through biological fixation.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Sources say that Beijing is concerned about Kampala’s ability to repay the loan, and whether the railway project makes business sense.
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
Dr David Bergvinson explains what international research bodies can do to help farmers grow their yields.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
I loved Munge more than anything else, including Wandia and Tesh combined.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Rwanda’s current generation capacity is 186MW and it needs an additional 377MW to meet its target of 563MW.
Source: The East African
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Commercial banks, insurance firms benefited from increased lending rates and higher Treasury bill rates.
Source: The East African
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Tanzania has floated a tender for a feasibility study and design of an import facility with a storage terminal at Mbwamaji in Dar es Salaam port.
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
The retrial has been closely watched by the tech industry because of its implications for software innovation and copyright law.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
But analysts project a sustained high interest rate regime due to next year’s General Election.
Source: The East African
Thursday, May 26th 2016
Institution falls behind Equity Bank, which reported Sh5.1 billion in net profit.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Tanzanian government has rejected a proposal for a public private partnership to rescue Air Tanzania Company.
Source: The East African
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Board has not met for months and picking of chair and executive director are in limbo.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
This will mark the completion of the first phase of the Last Mile Connectivity initiative that will cost Sh13.5 billion.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
New agri-business opportunities, including fingerlings breeding have come up as farmers rear fish in small water ponds.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
The flag carrier announced two deliveries to Turkish Airline and Oman Air in sub-lease agreements lasting between three and five years.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Lenders cite bad loans as the reason for refusal to lower cost of loans.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Beijing’s faltering economic growth is likely to impact Tanzania’s economy.
Source: The East African
Thursday, May 26th 2016
With no long-term debt on its books, MTN Uganda has borrowed $114m (Shs385.8 billion) from four local banks in Uganda. This is the third largest corporate finance facility arranged by local banks in Uganda’s history
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, May 27th 2016
A single well-fed cow produces around 40 litres of sludge.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, May 28th 2016
ERA had reviewed licence conditions in order to get a share of revenue generated
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
Kenya has invited public comments on a planned law seeking to transform Nairobi into a financial hub.
Source: The East African
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Arthur Zang from Cameroon won this year’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his heart-monitoring device.
Source: The East African
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Kenya has suspended the planned privatisation of power producer KenGen.
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
The opening of the two stores in Kitisuru and Emali has boosted the firm’s local staffing workforce to more than 7,000.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
Newcastle disease wiped out Carol’s 250 chicks but that is the wake up she needed to run a growing poultry farm.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
Soaring interest in macadamia farming is making Ndirangu’s seedlings business thrive.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
The proposed law envisions the setting up of Nairobi International Financial Centre Authority to preside over activities of the financial hub.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
A new militant group in Nigeria has once again bombed facilities belonging to Chevron Oil company, further depleting the country's crude oil production.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
Minister says implementation of the proposed special bus transport system has proved difficult.
Source: The East African
Saturday, May 28th 2016
Refined fuel exports from Kenya to Uganda and northern Tanzania and other parts of the region are expected to rise with the completion of a new pipeline.
Source: The East African
Friday, May 27th 2016
Hiring out aeroplanes is one of the carrier's revival strategies.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, May 27th 2016
Company's Africa and South Asia operations president says move is intended to solidify its customer relationship and drive up sales.
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
Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce