Membership in the AMD is open to any Civil Society Organization in Africa, African led organizations in the Diaspora and Africans that support the objectives and can subscribe to the values and principles of the Movement.
The advisory board is made of founding members of the movement and function in advisory and oversight capacity to the Leadership Board and the movement. The Advisory Board does not have voting rights
The Leadership Board is the decision-making body, responsible for formulating policies, action plans and strategies of engagement for the movement. It is made up of eleven (11) members, two (2) from each sub region and one One (1) representative of Africans in diaspora
The AMD Secretariat is hosted by one of the member organizations on the Leadership Board. Its location is subject to review by the Leadership Board. The Secretariat coordinates the activities of the Movement under the direction of the Leadership Board.