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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

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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, December 1st 2016
Safaricom has stepped up the hunt for business from small enterprises with the launch of a new Internet data plan which allows users to connect up to 10 devices.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Seed sector stakeholders employ technology to boost their bid in ensuring farmers get quality seeds.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Consolidated Bank is looking for a strategic investor to pump in more than Sh2.5 billion to plug a capital hole that has worsened its loss.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Total Chinese loans to Kenya for the construction of the Mombasa to Malaba standard gauge railway will hit the Sh1 trillion mark after Exim Bank of China expressed interest in funding the third phase of the project.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The automation of the 60-year-old auction, expected to be complete within a year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Your car must produce smoke as a byproduct of the engine combustion process (burning of the fuel air mixture). The quality (colour) and quantity of smoke will tell a lot about the working condition of your Toyota
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
For all the expense, worry, and inconvenience of car maintenance and repairs, you would think we would know better
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Real estate experts have asked government to prioritise affordable housing to alleviate the current housing crisis in the country
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
The rise in inflation is mainly attributable to an increase in the cost of food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The 2016 Toyota HILUX is one of the best brand new utility four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles you are about to see in Uganda. This pickup comes from renowned and legendary lineages of utility vehicles
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Your questions on farming and agribusiness answered by experts through: satnation@ke.nationmedia.com
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Whereas Uganda is yet to enjoy the benefits of the resource, partners in the region have quietly moved fast and developed their resource.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
New shopping malls have exerted more pressure on existing malls to discount their rental prices.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
The resident representative of ADB in Uganda country office, Mr Jeremiah Mutonga, said they have consulted closely with bilateral agencies such as Usaid, DFID, among others and other international institutions including...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Regulator penalised former Uchumi directors but was non-committal on whether similar action will be taken against others.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
They have been faulted for setting high compensation costs on projects.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
The months of December and January are usually dedicated to children’s financial literacy by our firm, Akamai Global. Over the eight years, we have repeatedly observed the need for and impact of giving money and...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
New Treasury report shows Kenya’s annual debt repayment is set to hit Sh618.5 billion next year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The headwinds in the economy could have affected the insurance sector in 2016 with much slower growth expected. The Ugandan economic slowdown has affected businesses and reduced the disposable income
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The $3.5 billion facility will transport 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day to Tanga.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 1st 2016
House prices in prime residential areas of Nairobi fell by 2.3 per cent in the third quarter of the year on the back of low demand.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Days after the deadly raid on the Rwenzururu Palace, which left more than 60 people dead according to police records, business in Kasese is struggling to get back to where it was before
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Rwanda plans to build three ports on Lake Kivu as it seeks to boost its trade with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Partnering with other organisations can broaden your family business’ potential and it is worth exploring how collaboration can deliver results.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Majority owners have been accused of sanctioning deals that only favour them.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The Petroleum Institute of East Africa say that Total lost 1.3 per cent to close the period at 16.7 per cent and retain its position as the country’s top oil marketer.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Bad weather conditions due to climatic change have affected food production in Uganda, leading to a resurrection of the upward inflation trend
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
An audit carried out by Secu found that allegations of Bidco’s engagement in human rights, labour and environmental violations were not adequately investigated.
Source: The East African
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
In the last few decades, the services sector has been a significant driver of gross domestic product (GDP) growth, trouncing the industrial sector in both developed and developing countries
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Bank of Uganda (BoU) Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has urged the banking sector to create awareness on Islamic banking to ease the rollout of the emerging model
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Farmer cleans eggs with warm water only for some to go bad few days later.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Farmers embrace herb whose immense benefits are exciting consumers.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The number of shares traded on Thursday at the Nairobi Securities Exchange dropped by nearly a half with investors keeping off the market.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Creativity starts at any point in time. For the 16-year-old high school student Oluyakode Osunsan, it was never too early to start working his mind to earn some money. He helped other students with simple computer...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Women contribute 52.2 per cent of the labor force in Uganda and are an important pool of potential talent to help Uganda meet its development goals especially in entrepreneurship and Micro, Small & Medium...
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Seven Seas Technologies co-founder and group chief executive Mike Macharia is the newest billionaire in town.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Beatrice’s farm resembles a market, where you will find nearly all one needs, with the ventures earning her a fortune.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Risks associated with procurement projects can threaten a project’s completion. That is why one needs project controls to ensure that a project is completed well
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Nakuru, Nyandarua and Bomet county assemblies could lose millions of shillings in unpaid car and mortgage loans given to members of county assembly (MCAs) once their current term in office expires.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Government has instituted an interim committee to probe the rot in the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Apart from extending the shelf-life, making soup, juice, sauce or ketchup from the produce makes it easy to store, transport and even consume.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock) has opened the search for a new chief executive to replace Sumayya Hassan-Athmani who exited the company in acrimonious circumstances in July.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Ugandans can now work in the Gulf countries in a regulated and coordinated manner.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Exporters reject produce grown with the river’s polluted water but the food is consumed locally posing health risks.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Chilli is a fast growing crop in Uganda that takes about three months to mature.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Thursday, December 1st 2016
The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) has signed a Sh150 million agreement with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to automate tea trading at the Mombasa weekly auction.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Government has had to suspend the launch of its mobile-based bond trading programme.
Source: The East African
Thursday, December 1st 2016
Knight Frank Managing Director Ben Woodhams said the fall in transactions was due to buyers looking for good long-term capital gains by targeting only properties with good returns when put back into the market.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Friday, December 2nd 2016
The Kenya Revenue Authority has signed an international memorandum of understanding on tax collaboration with Botswana, to provide administration assistance from next year.
Source: Nation (Kenya)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Africa is also home to 60 per cent of the world’s underutilised arable land with vast timber resources. Yet together, the continent accounts for just 1 per cent of global manufacturing.
Source: Monitor (Uganda)
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Skills for Oil and Gas Africa programme will help around 32,000 people in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique find jobs in the industry.
Source: The East African

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