Uganda Professional Drivers' Network

Unverified non-profit organisation

UPDN is an umbrella organisation for drivers’ associations / organisations and related industry stakeholders. UPDN was established in 2015 and registered as a legal entity with the National NGO Board under the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2016. 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 organisations for better welfare of their members.

UPDN works to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries; make roads safer for every one and make driving a respected profession. UPDN’s 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. UPDN is 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.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

1. UNASO (Uganda National Aids Service Organisations) 2. Most at Risks Populations Network (defunct)

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Provision of all (3)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Anti-corruption, illicit drugs and law enforcement; Children, youth and all (13)

Business sectors

Advocacy and legal services; Community and social services; Education and training; all (6)