Defence Reform Secretariat
The Defence Reform Secretariat is a department within the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs in Uganda that is responsible for coordinating and implementing defence reforms in the country. The department was established to spearhead reforms aimed at modernizing the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and making it more effective in carrying out its mandate. Here are some of the key functions and responsibilities of the Defence Reform Secretariat:
The department is responsible for developing policies and strategies aimed at modernizing the UPDF and improving its effectiveness. This includes developing policies on defense procurement, human resource management, and defense industrialization.
02.Coordination of reform initiatives
The department is responsible for coordinating reform initiatives within the UPDF and ensuring that they are implemented in a coordinated and efficient manner. This includes coordinating with other departments and units within the ministry, as well as with external partners such as development agencies and international organizations.
03.Monitoring and evaluation
The department is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of reform initiatives within the UPDF. This includes developing performance indicators, conducting evaluations, and providing feedback to stakeholders.
The department is responsible for building the capacity of the UPDF to implement reforms and carry out its mandate effectively. This includes providing training and technical assistance to UPDF personnel, as well as supporting the development of defense industry and technology.
The department is responsible for engaging with stakeholders, including civil society organizations, media, and the public, to promote understanding of defense reforms and ensure that they are carried out in a transparent and accountable manner.
Overall, the Defence Reform Secretariat plays a critical role in spearheading reforms within the UPDF and ensuring that it is modernized and able to carry out its mandate effectively. Its functions and responsibilities are essential in supporting the other departments and units within the ministry and ensuring that they are able to deliver quality services to the people of Uganda.