The Board of Trustees for the Coalition are the legal custodians of the coalition on behalf of its members.
The Board of Trustees has have powers given to it under the law to ensure that the organization and its
operations are in accordance with the law. The Board of Trustees meets with Chairperson of the Executive
Committee and National Coordinator at least twice a year.
Current members of the Board of Trustees include:
The secretariat is the headquarters of the Coalition and is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the activities of CSEC. The secretariat is headed by an Executive Director supported by programmes, finance and administration officers to run the day-to-day activities of the coalition. Among other responsibilities of the Secretariat is responsible for implementing objectives and activities of the Coalition as mandated by the Council
The Executive Director Mr. Bennedicto Kondowe is a renowned governance and development practitioner and holds a Master Degree in Development Studies with Honours (2.1), obtained from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, Master of International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, from Kalu Institute, Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre, in Spain, a Post Graduate in International Human Rights, from Fahamu/Oxford University, and both Post Graduate Diploma in Law (LLD) and Bachelor Degree in Humanities from University of Malawi.
He has previously worked with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Catholic Relief Services, Malawi Country Programme, Public Affairs Committee and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation among other prominent institutions. He is currently the Executive Director for Civil Society Education Coalition. He is also the Vice Chairperson of the African Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (Harare, Zimbabwe), the Trustee Chairperson for the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA), and the founder of the Centre for Governance and Public Participation.
He is serving Commissioner with the Malawi Human Rights Commission and he is responsible for the Directorates of Civil and Political Rights and Economic Social and Cultural Rights. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Upper Appointments and Disciplinary Committee.