The NBDB is directly under the jurisdiction of the Principal, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Makerere University as its overall head. In the execution of his mandate, he is helped by the NBDB Advisory Board and the NBDB Technical Advisory Committee that are charged with giving overall guidance and approving the direction of the NBDB. The day-to-day operations of the NBDB are assigned to a management team/staff headed by a Coordinator and assisted by a Data Manager, Research Scientists, Secretary and Interns. The Coordinator is a member of the Steering Committee. Both the Coordinator and Steering Committee Report to the Principal although the Coordinator also reports to the Steering Committee.