EPRC is an autonomous not-for-profit membership-based institution with defined governing bodies that include:
- The Annual General Meeting
- The Executive Director
- The Board of Management
- Management Committee
The Annual General Meeting
The supreme decision making authority of EPRC is the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which comprises of two members namely, the Government of Uganda (GoU), through the Minister responsible for Finance and Planning; and Makerere University, through the Vice Chancellor who are the first subscribers to the Memorandum of Association.
However, additional members may be admitted upon approval by the existing Members. The AGM vests its mandate to the Board of Management (BoM) which provides strategic direction to the Centre.
The Executive Director
The Executive Director is appointed by the Board to ensure that the work programme and activities of the Centre are coordinated and implemented in accordance with the policies and decisions adopted by the Board.
The Executive Director supported by the Director Research, Finance Manager, Programme Manager. The Human Resource and Administration Manager coordinates, guides and manages the day to day activities of the Centre.
The Centre’s research agenda is executed by the Executive Director and the Director Research with support from other staff researchers and researchers from national and international collaborating institutions.
The Board of Management
The Board of Management (BoM) is the policy-making organ of the Centre and comprises the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and a number of Directors appointed by the AGM by virtue of the positions held, in a wide range of organizations representing the Ugandan society.
The BoM ensures that the organization operates within its mandate, preserves its values, and operates as a responsible corporate citizen. It is responsible for providing strategic guidance and direction to the organization, general oversight of the organization’s business and operations, policy formulation, compliance, strategy formulation and implementation, and guides the development of new programmes.