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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

Thursday, January 19th 2017
Ethiopian Airlines will fly to seven new destinations in the next five months, the firm said on Tuesday
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
City businessman has been charged with alleged fraud for forging export documents and Value Added Tax (VAT) returns worth more than Shs14.7 billion
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Uganda has defined a vision for middle income status with a per capita income of $1,039 (Shs3.7m). Given that Uganda is pursuing a private sector led strategy
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
New MasterCard mobile platform seeks to increase transparency along the agricultural supply chain.
Source: The East African
Friday, January 20th 2017
Safaricom adds 669,594 subscribers in three months as Telkom Kenya revises customer count to active users only.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
The agents claim that the process is going on without involving them and by extension importers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Ethiopian Airlines will fly to seven new destinations in the next five months, the firm said on Tuesday.
Source: The East African
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Analysts call on governments to find new ways to maintain their growth trajectory.
Source: The East African
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Ms Lagarde is expected to visit Uganda between January 25 and 28 in what she described as a trip that will help her understand Uganda’s economic agenda
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Kenya is set to reap higher royalties from the export of titanium following a doubling of the price of the mineral in the past seven months.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
The new Global Economic Prospects (GEPs) by the World Bank (WB) states that global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low growth
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
The acquisition has effectively left the cash-strapped Tullow to concentrate on its Kenyan project.
Source: The East African
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Business chiefs expect global economic growth to pick up in 2017.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Speaking at a consultative meeting in Entebbe last week, the chairperson Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee, Mr Alex Byarugaba, said that a number of communities have been affected by the impacts of climate...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
East African consumers to bear the brunt of rising crude oil prices.
Source: The East African
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Authorities in Iganga District have identified more than 140 acres of land required by the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to establish an industrial park
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
I have just bought a used 2.4 L petrol 2004 Nissan XTrail against a back drop of warnings that it is prone to fuel system failure
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Speaking in an interview on Monday, Mr Walusimbi revealed that none of the real estate companies operating in the area has registered despite giving them enough grace period
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
On Monday, the four, Uganda Baati and the trustees of the Chandaria Foundation appeared in the civil division of the High Court
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Soya bean, the raw material used in the production of the flour, can be got across the country but particularly in the districts of Pallisa, Soroti and Kumi where it’s widely grown on commercial basis.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
British explorer Tullow Oil has announced new crude find in Turkana in northern Kenya.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
New guidelines aim to reduce wastage, theft of taxpayers’ money and improve audit reports.
Source: The East African
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Bid evaluation involves opening and evaluation of the bids by the tender committee to determine who among the bidders meets the requirements set by the procuring entity
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
The 11.7km Jomvu-Mombasa superhighway will be constructed along the Northern Corridor between Mombasa and Mariakani weighbridge to address traffic congestion on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Uganda’s Primate Lodge was selected among the best 19 tourism accommodations for travellers to look out for in the years to come by Essence, a Black Women Magazine in the United States of America.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
The Ugandan used car market is witnessing a growth in numbers of third generation Audi A4s bought from Japan and the UK
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Landowners and commercial banks now have a reason to smile after the High Court declared over three million land ownership documents issued since 2013 valid.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
General Motors East Africa (GMEA) maintained market leader position but recorded the biggest drop in total sales units among the major new vehicle dealers last year when the industry’s total order book closed at a four-...
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
For government procurements, when a bidder withdraws from the process, this will not only cause a delay in the delivery of public goods and services but will also lead to a waste of public funds due to the time and...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
The IMF says in those advanced economies where balance sheets remain impaired, an extended shortfall in private demand and inadequate progress on reforms could lead to permanently lower growth and inflation, with...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Tullow’s Uganda success was driven by another wildcat oil company, Energy Africa, a South African exploration company. Tullow acquired it for $500m (Shs1.8 trillion) at the time
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Bourse driven to the edge by risk-averse investors who now prefer safer State debt
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Appointment of former Tesco marketer Andrew Dixon seen as part of share sale conditions.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Finance minister Matia Kasaija said there is currently little money in circulation because a huge chunk of the budget which government injected into the road sector is going to foreign companies working on projects
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Firms say use of hydrogen will cut production of harmful gasses that lead to global warming.
Source: The East African
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Hardly a kilometre from their site, Hima Cement is also expected to have started production by June 2018 on its $40m (Shs144b) plant, also located in Tororo District
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Uganda and Rwanda registered highest sales at the latest Mombasa Tea auction held at the beginning of the year despite distressing weather problems
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
We have information that the Innovation Fund was incorporated into the annual plans of the ministry of ICT & National Guidance and was given a nod of approval by the President
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Africa is the fastest growing region in the world after Asia
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, January 19th 2017
Uganda has announced plans to start constructing its standard gauge railway (SGR) later this year after it apparently dropped an earlier condition that required Kenya to extend its track to the border first.
Source: The East African
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Ms Jackline Nakirijja, was abandoned by her parents in Primary Seven which forced her to stay with her aunt.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
The budget carrier has leased the plane from Abu Dhabi Aviation to replace one of the two older versions of the Q400 aircraft it is currently using.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Banks and other financial sector players in Uganda await the issuance of the Agency Banking regulations in growing anticipation.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Power dams being built will provide energy for the factories
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