AfTLD uses bottom up approach in decision making.
The Executive Committee (Excom) is elected by the General Assembly to run the organization in accordance with the wishes of the AFTLD Members. The Excom is also the board of the company limited by guarantee that provides the legal structure for AfTLD. The Excom is led by a Chairman. The functions of the Excom are defined in the AFTLD Constitution.
The SECRETARIAT is the operational arm of organization implementing all decision of the organization. The Secretariat is headed by the Administrative Manager who works with administrative staff.
The Secretariat supports the General Assembly and the Executive Committee, organizes meetings and workshops, and is responsible for handling the finances.
It also provides a focal point for enquiries concerning ccTLDs, and distributes information on matters of interest to the AfTLD Members.