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.