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The results of the IPC-Chronic Analysis conducted in Uganda last year from December 2014 to February 2015 have been officially [...]
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Since 2007, Uganda has been utilizing the IPC as a reliable tool to classify acute food insecurity for early warning [...]
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In Uganda, the IPC-Chronic Analysis workshop was conducted from 2 to 6 February 2015, with the participation of Ministry of [...]

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Uganda

Implementation process 

The IPC was introduced in Uganda in 2007 by FAO. The analysis of acute food insecurity has been done twice a year at national level from 2007 to 2011, following the two main agricultural seasons, and on ad hoc basis whenever required or focusing on some areas such as the Karamoja province as needed. A pilot exercise on the chronic analysis has been led in 2011 but due to a funding gap the acute analysis with Version 2.0 has not yet been introduced. 

The IPC contribution to decision making 

IPC products have been very useful in Uganda. Uganda uses IPC products to report on the food security situation to the East African Community Office in Arusha. The IPC has contributed to improve the quality of information by identifying data gaps. As a result food security assessments have been led before the workshops to provide data to feed into the analysis. 

In particular the IPC products are used by the relevant national commissioners to inform Members of Parliament on the food security situation. 

The Partnership and role of Government 

The IPC is hosted within the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The Technical Working Group (TWG) counts 20 members from Government institutions (Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry Of Health, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries, Uganda Bureau Of Statistics, Office of the Prime Minister), UN agencies (FAO, WFP, UNICEF), NGOs (Save the Children International, World Vision International, OXFAM GB, URCS, Red Cross, ACDI-VOCA, Action Against Hunger), technical agencies (FEWSNET) and Academics (Makerere University, Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics). 

The national TWG continues working towards 

 

  • Resuming IPC activities and introducing the V2.0 acute and chronic analysis
  • Increased quality of the analysis by further capacity building and by advocating for better data collection
  • Increased impact on decision making through high level national dissemination meetings
  • Full Government ownership, including transfer of the IPC Secretariat to the Government
  • Commitment from relevant institutions
  • Ensuring financial sustainability 

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Publications (IPC Analysis)
Jan 2014 - Acute Food Insecurity Analysis, November 2013 - April 2014
East & Central Africa - Uganda
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