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Capacity Development

Building capacity in IPC processes and analysis is a key outcome of the IPC Global Strategic Programme. The aim is building and professionalizing national technical capacities in IPC.

Training and technical capacity support is provided to enable targeted countries producing high quality IPC products that can be used by decision makers in the country. By doing this, the IPC increases countries’ potential to develop effective policies and formulate relief/development programmes to efficiently address food insecurity.

Capacity building support also contributes to achieve the ultimate goal of the IPC Global Strategic Programme which is to ensure sustainability of IPC. Countries receive support to reach full “Consolidation of IPC”, hence when they have a critical mass of local IPC certified analysts and trainers available in-country, have fully institutionalized IPC within their government structures and mainstreamed IPC analysis into regular decision making processes, they will be able to sustainably use IPC analysis results to influence policy decisions. 

Capacity building support in IPC focuses on the following areas:  

  • IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification to complement the IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis and to support resilience and development policy.
  • IPC Certification Programme to create a database of IPC analysts and trainers - Level 1, 2 and 3 Certified professionals; including Cross-Country Learning Exchange for trainers of trainers (TOT).
  • IPC Information System Support (ISS) in all IPC countries to create, store and disseminate the IPC analysis and products.
  • Training support to conduct national and sub-national IPC acute food insecurity analysis in new countries and in countries with inadequate availability of IPC Certified Trainers.
  • IPC Course Curriculum to be integrated into University and Center of Excellence Programmes (under development) 

*For other information on learning opportunities and training resources >IPC Certification Programme 

IPC South Sudan Training&Analysis
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD