The Board elects from among its members a Bureau comprising of Chairperson, a Vice- Chairperson and a Rapporteur. Members of the Bureau are appointed for a period of one (1) term.

The Bureau ensures the planning and coordination of the activities of the Board necessary to execute its functions under Article 22 (5) of The Convention.

The Bureau may represent the Board in regional and international conferences or meetings related to its functions and mandate.

The Bureau may, after informing the African Union Commission (AUC) and on behalf of the Board, conclude partnerships and cooperation arrangements with other organizations or regional or international institutions pursuing similar goals.