The OAGS Presidency is currently held by the representative from Senegal and the regional Vice-Presidency which consists of:
- Northern Region: Algeria
- Southern Region: Namibia
- Eastern Region: Uganda
- Central Region: Central African Republic
- Western Region: Burkina Faso
South Africa provides is the permanent Secretariat of the OAGS.
The mandate of the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) is to foster and sustain geoscience programmes and excellence on the African continent in the quest for socio-economic development and poverty alleviation, with special reference to mineral resource assessment, sustainable land use and development, hazard mitigation and environmental protection.