Who We Are
The Uganda Professional Drivers’ Network (UPDN) is an Umbrella NGO for drivers’ Associations/Organisations 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-descriminative environment where professional drivers’ needs are wholesomely addressed.
This was at a time when many drivers’ associations were characterized by limited organization which adversely affected coordination efforts in pursuit of common objectives of better welfare, common voice and professionalism. UPDN was hence established to build skills for professional development, coordination for unified voice drivers on road safety agenda and to strengthen driver organizations for better welfare of their members.
Empowered Drivers, Safer Roads
We work to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries make roads safer for every one and make driving a respected profession. Our work includes; coordination of capacity building of drivers to become road safety champions, raising awareness about road safety in communities across Uganda, coordinating drivers’ participation during the national road safety week, World Day or Remembrance and campaigning for essential road safety policies and safe driving. We are currently running a membership for 17 drivers associations and in the process of producing educational resources and organizing drivers’ conferences on road safety, Health and Driver Livelihood including development of a National Database for professional drivers in Uganda.