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 CARE International, Action Against Hunger (ACF), 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), 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.
> IPC Global Governace Partnership Structure
Cross-country Learning Exchange Programme
In the framework of the Certification Programme, the IPC Global Support Unit has implemented the Cross-country Learning Exchange Programme, which aims at facilitating the IPC Certification process, allowing food security experts who are engaged in IPC activities to meet the requirements to get certified as IPC Trainers/Facilitators.
Moreover, these cross-country fertilization experiences will allow IPC practitioners to compare procedures, learn and share country practices through participation in IPC analysis and lessons learnt workshops, and gather cross border information.