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Coordination Mechanism

The IPC development and implementation is coordinated at three levels: Global, Regional and National.

At Global Level:

  • The IPC is managed by a Global Steering Committee composed of  Action Against Hunger (ACF), CARE International, the Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS), the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Food Security Cluster (FSC), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC-EC), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) of East and Central Africa, Oxfam, Save the Children, the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
  • The Steering Committee oversees the work of the IPC Global Support Unit (GSU), which guides the technical development, provides support and training to countries/regions, and promotes the IPC within global decision-making structures and as it links to related initiatives.
  • The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is composed  of a pool of experts called on ad-hoc basis to provide expert advice on normative development aspects of the IPC, while the greater (virtual) 'IPC community' of practitioners and partners is also regularly consulted on a range of IPC related issues.

At Regional Level

In most regions, the IPC is supported by Regional Support Units, composed of GSU technical focal experts, different agencies and food security advisors, and linked with existing regional food security networks or entities.

At National Level

National IPC Technical working groups bring together national authorities, UN, NGOs and key food security stakeholders that are supporting the IPC and conduct the IPC analysis with the support of the regional and global IPC bodies and partners.

For a full description and terms of reference for the IPC governance structure, see:

IPC GSU and Regional Network

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