CEM Is has three governance structures as follows:
1. General Assembly: Constitution of all paid up members of Community Energy Malawi which is the supreme body that makes general decisions of the organisation. The General Assembly is supposed to take place once a year even though Extra Ordinary General Assemblies can be called depending on issues at hand.
2. Board of Directors: This has delegated powers of the General Assembly to direct policy and have oversight role of secretariat. The Board meets quarterly and in some instances they meet adhoc. The Board has subcommittees on: 1) Finance and Audit, 2) Appointments and Disciplinary and 3) Projects. It is currently chaired by Mr. Kelvin Tembo.
3. Secretariat: This is the hub of all CEM operations headed by the Country Director and is located in Area 14, Lilongwe. Among others it is responsible for management of all funding and partnership agreements. It directly reports to the Board and has departments of: Finance and Administration, Operations (Programmes) and Monitoring & Learning Unit. Secretariat also supervises Regional Offices.
Board Chairman CEM Addressing the staff