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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, July 25th 2016
Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association (UFPEA) chief executive director Ovia Katiti Matovu
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 25th 2016
Kenya is at a risk of defaulting on foreign debt obligations should the current accumulation rate in borrowing be followed by further devaluation of the shilling.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
The changing business environment meant that the DTAs were no longer effective.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
Kigali is seeking to boost volumes and revenue through value addition.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
Uganda faces the risk of reduced electricity consumption per customer this year in a development that is likely to hurt revenues for the national power distributor Umeme Ltd, according to researchers at the UK-based...
Source: The East African
Monday, July 25th 2016
This week, I continue with the theme of investment opportunities and turn the focus to farming
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
The measures to broaden the tax base have started to bite, with some hotels in Dare es Salaam turning their facilities into hostels.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 24th 2016
The National Planning Authority (NPA) has projected Uganda’s public spending will go up by 23 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) because of the many development projects being planned
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 25th 2016
The Nairobi calendar of events looks clogged to the end of the year, with more conferences being booked at various venues.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Monday, July 25th 2016
Hive Colab was set up in July 2010. It was triggered by the large number of unemployed but skilled tech graduates coming out of our universities
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 25th 2016
A dividend, like interest, works in such a way that the company you have invested in pays out money to shareholders in harmony with the number of shares held
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
Experts say this will help inject new life into the sluggish stock market.
Source: The East African
Monday, July 25th 2016
Bank of Kigali has borrowed $30.7 million from the European Investment Bank, to finance private enterprises.
Source: The East African
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
Dar es Salaam is positioning itself as a regional hub, upgrading its port to attract more business from its neighbouring landlocked countries.
Source: The East African
Sunday, July 24th 2016
Price WaterHouse Coppers (PWC) has advised corporations in Uganda to embrace the Tax Procedures Code Act that has been implemented in the country
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Sunday, July 24th 2016
Uganda has assumed a leading role in trying to persuade the rest of the East African Community (EAC) partner states to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as a bloc
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Monday, July 25th 2016
Uganda Breweries Limited, the 18th registered business in Uganda and the pioneering brewery, will be marking 70 years of brewing alcohol
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
The shareholders are hesitant because the loan will be unsecured, which is risky.
Source: The East African
Monday, July 25th 2016
In ancient Chinese folklore the mythical creature, a dragon is believed to have the powers to bring rainfall, hurricanes and even floods
Source: Monitor (Uganda)

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