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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

Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Kenya plans to begin exporting surplus power to South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda by the end of 2016, the Energy and Petroleum ministry has said. 
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
Mining Secretary Najib Balala has maintained that a licence awarded to a Canadian firm last year was revoked because it was invalid in law.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Kisumu ‘fundis’ click on fresh ideas for sales and service of machines.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Interswitch Transnational Holdings has acquired a majority stake in Paynet Group, in a deal that will see the West African company extend its footing in East Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
The more I continue on this journey of educating people about money, the more I realise that this is not a subject that can be looked at from a purely technical point of view.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
ADDENDUM Dated 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2014
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (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)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Two members of the Agriculture committee of Parliament now want the Kenya Tea Development Agency disbanded, after it Wednesday announced the lowest bonus to be paid to farmers in six years.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Two teenagers founded GreenChar, an organisation that makes smokeless charcoal from recycled material and which has been nominated for the continental Anzisha Prize
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
The company handles cargo (heavy, indivisible items, typically generators, parts from oil rigs, reactors, boilers, etc.) freight from the local and international markets. The Baitwas have built a clearing and forwarding...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
Members of Parliament want the government to explore new funding models for development projects to avoid overburdening the country with debts.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
This is a culmination of discussions held between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to cap the minimum roaming charges in the three states to boost integration
Source: The East African
Monday, September 15th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Stakeholders in the tourism sector in sub-Saharan Africa are scheduled to meet in Ethiopia at the end of the month to review recent developments in the industry and chart the way forward.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
NIC Bank will Thursday initiate the trading of its Sh5.5 billion bond on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
The ambitious project aims to add an average of 125MW each month.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Ensure there is a written contract and all orders are made on duly signed local purchase order before supplying.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Two government agencies and a regional organisation have launched a campaign aimed at stamping out overloading by truckers operating on the northern corridor.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
INVITATION TO TENDER
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
The Inspectorate of Government (IGG) recently released the Fourth Annual Report on Tracking Corruption Trends in Uganda, which includes data from the National Governance Baseline Survey conducted by the Uganda Bureau of...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
The bonus, the worst in six years, adds to the farmers’ disillusionment after they already missed on half year’s pay.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
The Kenya shilling weakened further Wednesday, touching a three-year low against the US dollar as the undersupply of the greenback in the money market continued to bite.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Globally, advertising expenditure is estimated to grow at 5.7 per cent in 2014, more than twice the rate of the previous year based on new figures from eMarketer. It is also projected that a total of $545.4billion will...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Analysts have advised Uganda’s tea exporters to directly export the commodity to emerging markets globally to increase revenue. Currently, about 97 per cent of all the tea produced in Uganda is exported and sold through...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
The expansion of Hazina Towers to a 40-storey skyscraper has been temporarily stopped by the court.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Loan defaulters in savings and credit co-operative societies (saccos) will soon find it difficult to access credit anywhere.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
Safaricom shareholders have approved the telecommunication company’s joint bid for rival yuMobile, on condition that the Sh7 billion buyout will not affect their dividend pay.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
French phone maker Wiko has announced plans to enter the Kenyan market as it seeks to establish a footing in Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
ICPAK will next month make public the findings of a two-year enquiry into how consulting firm Deloitte and Touche handled the financial statements of CMC Holdings.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
TENDER NOTICE
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
A US tycoon has left the courtroom with a Sh6 million bill after a protracted five- year row with a Kenyan businessman who had leased his charter planes.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Kenya Power Company (KPC) is currently stripping the network and rebuilding it afresh to eliminate power outages.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Leaders have to ensure that everyone on staff, from the top down, is able to take a step back every now and again to assess where the business stands and what needs to change in order for it to continue attracting...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Group sets up structure in gated estate where they wash clothes and earn at least Sh500 daily.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Tuesday, February 10th 2015
Major private hospitals increase their charges by up to 10 per cent: Aga Khan, MP Shah
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
A leading British life insurance company has bought Shield Assurance Company Ltd.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
Safaricom owners have given the green light to the mobile telephone firm’s move to acquire YuMobile assets for $80 million.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Safaricom shareholders are Tuesday expected to approve a deal to acquire yuMobile assets. During the annual general meeting, the firm will also be seeking the investors’ nod for a new M-Pesa platform to be hosted...
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
It always feels like the current generation is hang up on success. Numerous books and articles have been written on the subject of success and many times it feels like we are consuming an unhealthy dose of different...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, September 15th 2014
President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Finance Bill 2014, making it lawful for the taxman to start levying dues on profits made from the sale of shares and property.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Business at the Port of Mombasa has increased during the first half of the year following a slump blamed on the General Election of 2013.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, September 15th 2014
Tuskys Supermarket is set to retrench 37 of its employees after the closure of its Tom Mboya and Ronald Ngala branches.
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