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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

Monday, June 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, June 27th 2015
A functional Single Customs Territory in the region would reduce protectionist tendencies.
Source: The East African
Monday, June 29th 2015
City residents will go without water for two days after the Nairobi Water Company announced it will shut down a treatment plant for two days.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
In May 2001 government liquidated Uganda Airlines. However, with a view of, understanding the carriers troubles, considering that there has been a clamour for the revival of the national airline, Mark Keith Muhumuza...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Project could help Safaricom lock in close to five million clients on its network, Equity Bank's core client bases in Kenya —farmers.
Source: The East African
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Cargo clearance at the port of Mombasa will be fully automated from July 1.
Source: The East African
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Crested Capital’s new system will cut equity transaction settlement cycles from a week to an hour.
Source: The East African
Sunday, June 28th 2015
The two financial service providers fell out in 2007 over the sharing of profits in M-Kesho.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
A crusade to end illicit financial flows (IFFs) has been rolled out with the warning to the Ugandan and other African governments to end the criminal activities
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Report shows interest payments are strangling national budgets
Source: The East African
Monday, June 29th 2015
CFC Stanbic bank has been ranked the best bank to invest in by the Cytonn Investment report on listed banks.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Communications Authority of Kenya has awarded six firms broadcasting licenses, stepping up competition in local content delivery.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
President had rebuked authority for paying Sh10m a month for five vehicles.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Local investors enjoyed a marginal increase as investors adjusted their positions at various counters.
Source: The East African
Monday, June 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, June 27th 2015
Borrowers in Rwanda will have to wait longer for lending costs to come down, despite attempts by the central bank to lower interest rates
Source: The East African
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Sipa Resources Ltd has raised $6 million to fund exploration of nickel and copper within the Kitgum-Pader tenement in northwestern Uganda.
Source: The East African
Monday, June 29th 2015
A crusade to end illicit financial flows (IFFs) has been launched with the warning to the Ugandan and other African governments to end the criminal activities that is bleeding the continent to death
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Do you weigh business opportunities strictly in terms of the promised monetary gains?
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Fifteen banks will need to raise at least Sh9 billion by December next year to comply with new minimum capital requirement rules proposed by the government.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
Anti-Corruption activists have asked the Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance to withdraw a list of officers submitted to Parliament, arguing that some of them are disqualified
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
After beating the June 17 global deadline for digital migration, East African countries are now preparing to tap into the wide range of digital content divided by cross-cutting local content that appeals to television...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
The Central Bank Monday sought to buy shillings from the market by selling dollars.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Mid-sized companies that participate in the annual top 100 survey have tremendously gained acceptance.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Setbacks include high interest rate spreads, low competition among banks and the absence of a collateral registry
Source: The East African
Sunday, June 28th 2015
In March, Deputy President William Ruto brokered a deal that would pave the way for the rescue of the miller from collapse.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
In the first quarter of 2015, the country generated 2,980MW of electricity.
Source: The East African
Monday, June 29th 2015
Kenya is set to benefit from Sh6 billion ($61.5 million) funding from the World Bank to help improve water security and climate resilience in Western and Coast regions.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Safaricom, Airtel, Orange and yuMobile did not achieve the performance benchmarks agreed with the regulator during licensing.
Source: The East African
Saturday, June 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Greek banks will stay shut on Monday and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Pride Micro finance has digitalized mobile phone banking, an innovation that will see the microfinance institution customers do their banking transactions using mobile phones as opposed to visiting the bank
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Think of a 100 metres race involving top notch sprinters including Usain Bolt. All competitors are shown the track they will compete on but there is no starter, no timer and nobody monitoring the finishing line
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
MD says company is committed to innovation.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
Kenya Monday brushed off worries of a global securities meltdown triggered by a growing fear that Greece could default.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
Be extra careful with the kind of information you decide to share.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
After getting bored with his work in the public service, Oscar Ofumbi quit his job to get into private business, a decision that he does not regret. He told Eseri Watsemwa his story.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Tanzania and its major donors are yet to resolve their differences over budget support, a situation that could negatively affect the 2015/2016 fiscal year.
Source: The East African
Sunday, June 28th 2015
For most people living abroad, owning a house in Kenya is a measure of success.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, June 27th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
Country to open regional tourism office in Nairobi.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
The shilling continues to take a beating against the dollar breaching the Shs3,320 mark
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
Miller’s fortunes won’t change overnight due to cane shortage and huge debts.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Sunday, June 28th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Monday, June 29th 2015
A regional bank has settled for Nairobi as its first Public-Private Partnership resource hub in Africa.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, June 29th 2015
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has defended itself against allegations that it had declined to extend time to enable a contracted firm complete a Sh300 million project.
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