The Association of Catholic Education in Africa and Madagascar (ASSECAM) is divided into 5 geographic and linguistic sub-regions : West Africa (ARNECAO), OIEC Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, North Africa (part of the MENA region). Each one has its own coordination secretary. These 5 secretaries, along with the Presiding Bishop and the Secretary General constitute the executive bureau of ASSECAM which meets every 2 years. The General Assembly of all members is held every four years.
ASSECAM’s objective is to promote education in Africa and Madagascar. This work includes encouragement, support for educators and all those who are involved in education, applied research, reflection and action. It also encourages collaboration, sharing of resources amongst members and on their behalf ensures liaisons with other bodies and groups with similar objectives.
Members are divided into 4 categories:
Constituent members: national leaders named by the competent ecclesiastical authorities;
Associated members: groups or associations that wish to actively collaborate with ASSECAM;
Corresponding members: these are those who wish to maintain communication links with the Association;