Empowered drivers, Safer Roads.

A society free from road accidents and associated effects

Who We Are

The Uganda Professional Drivers’ Network (UPDN) is an Umbrella NGO for drivers’ Associations/Organizations in Uganda and related stake holders. 

UPDN was established in 2014 and registered as a legal entity with the National NGO Board under the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2016. 

UPDN is active in advocating for an improvement in the welfare of professional drivers in Uganda, their livelihood and health. These three components are interwoven to build a homely, non-discriminative environment where professional drivers’ needs are wholesomely addressed. 

Vision: A Society free from road accidents and their associated effects

 

Mission: Professional Driving Industry for Improved Road Safety

Our Programs

01.

— Health

Coordinate community based approaches to improved health and wellness of drivers in Uganda through;
Coordinating HIV services demand among truck drivers in Uganda with support from Global Fund for TB/HIV through MARPI-ending December 2020

02.

— Road Safety

We have started implementation of World Bank support to Skills Development Facility (PSFU) under a consortium of UPDN, UDSA, Safe Way Right Way aiming at training and certifying for Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver trainers and 150 HGV drivers for anticipated oil and gas sector. 

03.

— Driver Welfare

UPDN has mobilized 30 existing driver savings groups and is in process of supporting formation of new ones in every locality of drivers community to promote harmonization of their different saving groups locally, regionally and nationally; with the aim of supporting formation of a National microfinance/Bank for drivers

Strategic Actions

Promote continuing skills building among drivers Overall strategy: (International collaboration)
  • Seek accreditation status with Directorate of Industrial Training (MoES) for certification of informal drivers.
  • Strategically position to offer professional driver testing and accreditation
  • Collaborate establishment of a National Qualification framework for drivers roll out programme for specialized and continuous driver professional development
Increase advocacy on road safety Overall strategy (networking and coalition building) Strategic Actions

Reform on driver training, assessment and grading of permits

  • Standard and Accreditation system for driver/instructor training schools
  • Independent driver competence assessment agency (not police)
  • Driver permit grading to be based on driver specialty training and competence

Connect with our team

Ass.Program Manager

Ankunda Apophia

• Bachelors in Social Works and Social Administration
Program Manager

Denis omara

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Accounts manager

Brian omino

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Executive director

ndugu omongo

• Bachelors in Arts With Education
• Certificate in Accounting and Finance
• Diploma in Project planning and Management

Executive Assistant

arthur oyako

• Master of Arts Degree in Journalisms and Communications
• Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication

Projects Officer

December Anywar

• MBA
• Post Graduate in Peace and Conflict Resolution
• Post Graduate in Monitoring and Evaluation
• Bachelors in Development Studies

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