CEPS is governed by a Board of Directors, of which four are office bearers and seven commissioners. All eleven are elected by the General Assembly for a three-year mandate. The Board of Directors is the decision making body of CEPS and is responsible to the General Assembly (NGO members) for implementation of the decisions, regulations and other programs.
The Commission is a legal component of CEPS as per Article 8 of the CEPS Constitution. The Commission comprises of accredited members of CEPS.
The Commissions provide a common meeting ground for collective dialogue (Forum), collaboration and action by CSOs. The Commissions provide civil society representation at national, regional and international levels as and when required by CEPS Board.
The 7 Commissions
Currently CEPS comprises a network of 72 accredited organisations which are categorized into seven thematic commissions according to areas of common interests operating within a given sector of intervention. The classification of CEPS Accredited Members are as follows:
|Commission of Faith-Based Organisations|
|Commission of Professional Organisation|
|Social, Education and Health Commission|
|Gender, Rights & Good Governance Commission|
|Youth, Culture, Sports Commission|
CEPS board may mandate Commissioners to represent CEPS in meetings/committees/boards both at local regionally and international level. The Commissioner, in agreement with CEPS and Commission members may confer the representative role to another individual.
The structure of Commissions are as follows:
Key Office Bearer Roles and Functions: