Governance, Leadership and Membership

The governance structure of the Council includes:

1. The General Assembly (Affiliates);

2. Board of Directors; and

3. The Secretariat.


1. The General Assembly (Affiliates)

Currently we have over 250 youth organizations registered with NYCOM, which are spread-out throughout Malawi and working in various areas such as:-

HIV and AIDS, youth reproductive health, drug and alcohol abuse mitigation, climate change and environmental conservation, good governance, information communications and technology (ICT), orphan care, among others. For more information and profiles of our Affiliates visit the Youth Directory.


2. The Board of Directors (The Council)

The Board of directors is the governing body of the Council and is comprised of the following members:

a. Seven youth from seven registered youth NGO's

b. Three members appointed by the Minister responsible for youth

c. Three representatives from religious institutions

d. One member from a women's organizations

e. Eight ex-officio members representing line ministries


3. The Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day to day running of the Secretariat and overall coordination of the Council's activities. Click here to see the amazing team at the Secretariat.


The Secretariat works with the youth affiliate organizations, government ministries and a variety of donors to run workshops, trainings and a range of programs focused on youth health, participation, economic empowerment and capacity building. For more information on our programs, please see the What We Do page.


If you are interested in getting involved with NYCOM, helping to support essential youth development projects in Malawi or want to learn how you can get involved, click here


If you are a youth organisation, group or even an individual who is doing something for your community, please write to us and tell us about it so you can be our feature of the week ........
A group photo of participants at the best practice conference which was held on 10th and 11th July at Malawi Institute of Management which aimed at sharing The aim was to create a forum for sharing best practices, promising practices and evidence necessary for meaningful and progressive youth engagement in creating and executing high impact interventions in HIV and AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights for young people in Malawi.

Contact Us

National Youth Council of Malawi
P/Bag 389,
Lilongwe 3,

Tel: +265 1 761 425 | +265 1 761 432

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