Networking, Coordination And Partnerships For Road Safety

  • Coordinating and working with 27 Drivers’ Associations/Organizations in implementing road safety targeting their members. Offering a platform for interactions among the practicing drivers, driving schools, road safety consultants and stakeholders, driver employers and Government of Uganda with current network of 100 trained peer mentors/educators from different associations/organisations supporting community/work place based activities in Road Safety
  • Established a platform that brings together All Drivers’ Associations in their category of Bus, Trucks, Medium Omni-Bus, Taxi and Machine Operators(Earth moving equipment) to attend to and promote issues concerning the driving industry in Uganda
  • We have supported coalition building for sector drivers like the formation of Federation of Taxi Associations, Medium Omni-bus and Truck Drivers Associations to foster positive networking within themselves other than fighting each other based on the small differences within their Associations to be able to effectively influence decisions and activities regarding their operations for the benefit of their members across Uganda
  • UPDN Supported and is hosting the Umbrella Association for Professional driving schools’ in Uganda as a means of attaining standards through quality assurance and promoting joint ventures for safer roads in Uganda
  • We have a MOU with The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda for joint implementation of World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Uganda
  • UPDN is currently coordinating all Government and private sector engagements related to practicing drivers. The Secretariat has become a one stop centre for anyone intending to engage with practicing drivers of any category in Uganda
  • Working with The Private Sector Foundation Uganda, The Ministry of Works and Transport and other stakeholders to annually bring together practicing drivers from public and private sector at The National Drivers’ Conference and Road Transport Stakeholders’ Awards to discuss and agree on National strategies on improving road safety in Uganda; especially through the driver who is the direct user of our vehicles and roads and behind all the crashes on our roads
  • We have engaged several driver employers to considering adopting and practicing best standards in fleet and driver management on behalf of the driving community (operators) and Government in Uganda
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