Strategic Goals/Objectives


—Skills Building for professional driving

• 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


— Advocacy for road

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


—Institutional strengthening for drivers organizations

Governance and management of drivers’ organisations

• Review and strengthen leadership and management systems for UPDN member drivers organisations
• Design needs based capacity building programme to strengthen governance and management systems


—UPDN organization strengthening

Governance and management

• Review governance and management policies, structures and systems to align organizational structure and resources with strategy
• Strengthen financial and staff management systems
• Establish a one stop data/resource centre on driving industry and road safety
• Expand organisations footprint through regional offices

Current projects!


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

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 4 Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver trainers and 150 HGV drivers for anticipated oil and gas sector. Under this project we have support for development of a database to market professionally trained and certified drivers in Uganda

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