Following the formation of the ACSAA, stakeholders designated ASARECA as host, coordinator, and convener of the new facility. As a coordinator, ASARECA Secretariat is charged with ensuring the Alliance serves as an interactive platform that brings together direct and indirect beneficiaries of ongoing projects within the Member States; support national efforts to enact CSA related policies to guide the implementation of CSA related initiatives in the region; and broker partnerships with other continental and global CSA Alliances for the benefit of its national constituents.

The coordinator and chairperson/patron are ASARECA staff while the current vice chairperson is a staff of RAB, Rwanda.