Ministry Of Defence And Veteran Affairs
The UPDF (Uganda People’s Defence Forces) is the national army of Uganda, and as such, it has a doctrine that guides its operations and activities. This is based on several key principles, including: People-centeredness, Comprehensive security, Respect for human rights, Professionalism, and National unity.
Centre for Doctrine Synthesization & Development (CDSD)
The CDSD is responsible for the development of UPDF doctrine. This department analyzes current threats, trends, and challenges and work to develop and refine the organization's strategies and tactics accordingly.
Levels of Doctrine in the UPDF
The UPDF (Uganda People's Defense Forces) has three levels of doctrine that guide its operations and activities: National Strategic Level, Operational Level, and Tactical Level. These work together to provide a comprehensive framework for the development and execution of military operations, from the national strategic level down to the tactical level.
Projects and Programs
The center conducts military history and contemporary research on the military development. UPDF's projects and programs are aimed at supporting national development, promoting peace and stability, and improving the well-being of Ugandan citizens. Some of these projects and programs include: Operation Wealth Creation, Construction and Infrastructure Projects, Health Programs, Education and Training, and Peacekeeping Operations.
Library & Resource Center
The Centre for Doctrine Synthesization and Development operates a library which was established to serve the MoD/UPDF Officers and men. The Library and Resource Center is a valuable resource for the UPDF and other stakeholders, providing access to information and knowledge that supports national security and development in Uganda.