The Centre is a membership-based research institute. It possesses a General Body comprising individual life members as well as institutional members drawn from institutions sharing the Centre’s vision and objectives. CWDS draws on local and national expertise, intellect and scholarship towards fulfilling its objectives.
The CWDS General Body is a policy-making and monitoring body which meets once a year to receive and review the Centre’s annual activity. It approves the Centre’s annual work plan and suggests new engagements. General Body members include academics, research scholars, administrators, public personalities and social activists.
The CWDS Executive Committee on the other hand comprises academic and professionals in an honorary capacity to provide advice and direction in terms of institutional policy and governance, and the identification of new research areas.