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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

Friday, April 17th 2015
Adequate and balanced diet is the cornerstone of cattle health as poor nutrition is the underlying cause of diseases.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
Trucks weighing more than eight tonnes will be denied access to Uhuru Highway beginning Sunday in a new effort to reduce traffic congestion in Nairobi.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
The system will be completely shut down between 11pm on Saturday until Sunday at noon.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
Markets once brimming with trade are empty, businesses are closed, and cafés are deserted.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
The Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks chief executive, Mr Willie Njoroge, said stock market intermediaries saw the proposals as important, but added there was risk of delayed securities transactions.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Consolidated Bank has finally got a new chief executive officer, putting to an end a long search that has seen the lender run without a substantive boss for two years now.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, April 17th 2015
A ride on the murram road from Majengo market to Kilindili village in Vihiga County is an exciting experience on a motorbike.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, April 17th 2015
Technology scene seems more oriented towards solving practical, real-world problems.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
Meru county is seeking investors to establish leather tannery factories to boost the earnings of local beef farmers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
They are trying to avoid cancellation of PSCs as they seek funds for exploration.
Source: The East African
Friday, April 17th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
The change will affect mobile Internet searches in all languages worldwide.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Stockbrokers have gone back to court challenging a recent judgement by Judge Mumbi Ngugi that dismissed their application to stop the government from reintroducing capital gains tax.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
The one-stop border posts aim to harmonise transit clearance, with Customs officers from bordering countries handling transit documents concurrently.
Source: The East African
Friday, April 17th 2015
Its enormity exerts such magnetic pull on countless plants that jostle for space under the warmth of its caring wings.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
In 2007, soft spoken Francisca Kamanzi was preparing to go for her degree course at Uganda Christian University
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, April 17th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
A group of tea farmers want a case filed by Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) seeking to quash implementation of a damning audit report moved to Kericho, where a similar suit is ongoing.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
The Kenyan shilling is likely to hit a five-year low in the next two months, on the back of increased security threats and declining forex inflows.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
The Central Bank could be forced to raise its benchmark lending rate to 10 per cent before the end of the year in order to tame rising inflation.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
The government is investigating illegal export of raw hides and skins following complaints by tanneries that the vice could roll back gains made in value addition.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Kenafric Industries has bagged the Energy Savings Award (EMA) in this year’s Energy Management Awards.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
The first commissioning of the project will be in October 2016 when it will generate 90MW while full commissioning for 300MW will take place in July 2017.
Source: The East African
Friday, April 17th 2015
Currently, the regulator receives 0.5 per cent of the annual gross revenue of each telco.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
This might be lucrative because some require huge amounts of bandwidth compared with what some ISPs offer.
Source: The East African
Thursday, April 16th 2015
The company has failed to secure a certificate to export charcoal to Europe.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Billionaire investor Naushad Merali has announced construction of a Sh2.8 billion plant in Nakuru.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
Kilimanjaro International Airport is all set for a $39.7 million facelift starting June.
Source: The East African
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Credit referencing prevents consumers from obtaining more loans than what they can afford.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Kenya is recording a substantial increase in diaspora remittances despite a downturn in other sub-Saharan countries.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
Kenya Power has stepped up efforts to collect Sh3.9 billion owed by customers in unpaid bills.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
British oil and gas firm Tullow Oil Plc may consider selling part of its exploration interest in Kenya.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Commercial banks charge an interest rate ranging from 14 to 25 per cent per annum compared to UDB’s 12.5 per cent
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, April 17th 2015
After the harvest, the crop was soon infected by the contagious bacterial wilt disease at the flowering stage.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
Greenhouse farming is not a new concept in Kenya, with many farmers growing crops under the system.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
Preliminary findings indicate that about 142 containers carrying industrial chemicals were affected.
Source: The East African
Thursday, April 16th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
A vicious battle for control of the lucrative private transport business could heat up in the coming days after Uber, the share-a-ride company, takes its war to local private transporters.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
Rivalry in the aviation industry in East Africa is set to increase as international airlines announce expansion into the region.
Source: The East African
Saturday, April 18th 2015
Prices of rice, fish, sugar, maize, vegetables, cassava and beans have gone up in Tanzania, while in Kenya, the cost of milk and bread has risen.
Source: The East African
Thursday, April 16th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Saturday, April 18th 2015
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app
Source: New Vision (Uganda)
Friday, April 17th 2015
Since they are hardy, sheep provide good source of income in barren, desert, semi-arid and mountainous areas.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, April 17th 2015
In Kakamega North, we used  to  have good  yields from H614 maize variety.
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