KampalaAgricultureBurundiZanzibarCity LightsRainforestDarEsSalaam

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, August 24th 2016
The moment it starts, the engine and movement is smooth once again until over the same distance the cycle repeats. For a distance of about five to 10 kms, the stoppages are about three to five times. It is as if the...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
“Farmers are not getting the available information and at the end of the day, rich commercial farmers are the ones getting the money,” the Kilak County MP, Mr Anthony Akol, said
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 26th 2016
The on-demand car ride service Uber lost at least $1.27 billion in the first half of this year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing sources close to the matter
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Banking stock prices fell for the second day running on Friday morning led by the largest three banks including Equity Bank losing 9.92 per cent.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Heads of state and government will be in attendance.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
The recent appointment of Kenyan-born Urjit Patel as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stoked controversy over his roots even as those who know him celebrated in Nairobi.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) has raised its credit allocation per student by up to Sh10,000 amid rising costs in university life.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Bralirwa Ltd, Rwanda’s biggest soft drinks and beer company, has increased the prices of soft drinks by 16 per cent to ease pressure on its revenues. 
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Kenyan bank shares fell sharply at the start of trade on Thursday
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
ARM Cement is banking on the $140 million (Sh14 billion) capital injection from a British government-owned fund CDC Group to finance the setting up of a new clinker and cement plant in Kitui County.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Small and medium enterprises engaged in the food value chain in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa are yet to benefit from the boom in hospitality sector.
Source: The East African
Friday, August 26th 2016
Quality seeds are pure, fast and strong during germination, free from diseases, especially those transmitted through seed pests.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
The fertilisers are also crop specific, giving farmers a variety to choose from.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
In Uganda, several private sector players have urged the government to intervene in the interest rates environment.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Kenya’s Co-operative Bank has announced that it has started issuing new loans as per the new interest rate regime with immediate effect.
Source: The East African
Friday, August 26th 2016
Kikuyu grass is native to Kenya yet many farmers are not aware of its immense values and benefits.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
The managing director of Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Rama Makuza, speaking during the opening of the second general assembly of the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Raw sugar production by Uganda’s three main processors fell 14 per cent in the first half of the year versus a similar period last year hurt by a shortage of mature cane.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
This happens when one or more of your tyres are pushed beyond their ability to hang on to the road surface.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
“Additives are materials or substances added to fuel to impart or enhance certain desirable quantities or to suppress undesirable properties or characteristics of fuel,” Rev Tukwasibwe said.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Quite frankly a number of the banks make a lot of money from it while not lending enough to the private sector
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Kenyan bank shares fell sharply at the start of trade on Thursday
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Its share of equities stood at 16 per cent of its Sh81.7 billion assets
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Bidco says protestors picketing in London against banks doing business with the firm are extortionists.
Source: The East African
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Geographical information system gathers and analyses data on location of minerals.
Source: The East African
Friday, August 26th 2016
The meeting that was supposed to discuss a simple programme was converted into a name calling match.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Kenya Power will replace the oil in transformers with gas to bar vandals from accessing the fuel in fresh efforts to cushion consumers from power interruptions.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Tanzania is to develop irrigation and hydropower projects in the southern highlands after receiving $2.26 million under the Africa Water Facility project.
Source: The East African
Saturday, August 27th 2016
The decision has left regulators and investors in the region uncertain of the direction of the monetary union protocol.
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Ethiopia which has four parks, leads in adopting the Chinese model.
Source: The East African
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Airline’s chief executive said two new aircraft will be deployed on domestic routes.
Source: The East African
Friday, August 26th 2016
For enquiries on agribusiness and farming, send your questions to: satnation@ke.nationmedia.com
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
According to Bank of Uganda (BoU), between February and April, there was growth in foreign currency denominated loans rebounded by 1.2 per cent from minus 2.3 per cent.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Persimmon plant takes about three months to mature and start bearing fruits.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Commercial banks have said the interest capping law does not specify the base rate for determining the maximum lending cost, hinting at implementation delays.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Facilities in the region are being subjected to common criteria for rating.
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 25th 2016
The Kenya Bankers Association has said it is awaiting rules from the State to establish whether those already with loans will be affected by the new interest cap law.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
Mr Uhuru signed into law a Bill capping bank interest rates at 4 per cent above the Central Bank Benchmark Rate.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Saturday, August 27th 2016
Uganda is considering installing weighbridges at all major mining centres and introducing open competitive bidding for new mining areas to boost revenue collection.
Source: The East African
Thursday, August 25th 2016
The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has opened the search for seven senior managers to replace executives kicked out last November mainly over tendering irregularities.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Fusion Capital plans to seek alternative funding for the development of the planned Greenwood City in Meru
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Watery discharge from the eyes and pimples on the combs are some of the symptoms his dying birds are exhibiting.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Sinyat Women Group makes bee suit for harvesting honey from gunny bags, enabling them to stop relying on their men
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
This engine is reliable and economical because it is built with the Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and employs the multi-point electronic fuel injection to ensure good fuel economy.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Mr Sowedi Sserwadda, the cooperative chairperson, said value addition to the crop would also increase their profit margin.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, August 25th 2016
Bankers' association says existing rates will continue to be in force until rules are published.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
The students with business ideas will be chosen by more than 20 panelists.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, August 26th 2016
The birds can be reared under intensive, semi-intensive or free-range systems, it all depends on your production objectives
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, August 26th 2016
Rising fuel prices and prospects of a base rate increase in the US could push the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to tighten its monetary policy and reverse recent cuts in the base lending rate.
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