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19 Mar 2015
Monthly updating meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) for East and central Africa
East & Central Africa
19 Feb 2015
Monthly updating meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) for East and central Africa
East & Central Africa
02 Feb 2015 - 06 Feb 2015
East & Central Africa - Central African Republic

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Publications (IPC Analysis)
Mar 2015 - February 2015
East & Central Africa - Kenya
Publications (Reports)
Nov 2014 - September 2014
East & Central Africa - Uganda
Publications (Reports)
Nov 2014 - Technical Series Report No VII. 56
East & Central Africa - Somalia

IPC in East and Central Africa

SOUTH SUDAN - 2.5 million people in either Crisis or Emergency between January and March 2015

The latest IPC Update of the food security projections estimated in September 2014 confirms that 2.5 million people are  facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity levels between January and March 2015. .
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The East and Central Africa is the place where IPC was originally developed. The region was identified for the IPC roll out based on:

  • its strong humanitarian imperative;
  • its existing conducive national capacity and institutional frameworks

Since its inception in 2004 in Somalia, the IPC has been implemented in 12 countries of Eastern and Central Africa.  Initial funding for five countries (DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania) from ECHO, DFID and CIDA covered the IPC roll‐out in 2007‐ 2008.

The second IPC roll-out was implemented between 2009 and 2011, funded by ECHO and coordinated by the IPC Regional Steering Committee of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) for East and Central Africa.

The regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) which was established in 2005, is a platform for sharing information on Food Security and Nutrition, building a consensual situation analysis, and bringing together a broad number of stakeholders for advocacy and response. Established by a group of international NGOs and UN Agencies, it has been co-chaired by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) since December 2011, marking an important step towards institutionalizing Food Security coordination in the region.

FSNWG hosts a Regional IPC Steering Committee since 2007. Its main objectives are:

  • Technical Support, Training and Quality Control  
  • Regional Awareness and Advocacy
  • Regional Coordination 
  • Regional Analysis 
  • Contribute to technical developments with the GSU 
  • Fund raising

During this second roll-out, the IPC was consolidated in the initial 5 countries, and was also discussed in  Ethiopia and integrated in Sudan and Central Africa Republic (CAR).

Further, awareness on the IPC has been raised in Rwanda since 2008/09 while it was implemented in Djibouti in 2011 through ECHO funding. Following creation of an IPC National Steering Committee, trainings on IPC Analysis started in the country directly with the Version 2.0.

Currently participating countries in Eastern and Central Africa follow within three IPC stages of implementation, specifically:

  • Stage 1, Awareness-raising and consultations: Rwanda;
  • Stage 2, Initial in-country training and analysis: Ethiopia;
  • Stage 3, Ongoing training and analysis: Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

 Read more:

> Brochure on the IPC implementation in ECA 

Brief on IPC in ECA 2014

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East & Central Africa
Burundi is one of the three countries which rolled out the IPC-Chronic Analysis in East and Central Africa, since the [...]
East & Central Africa
In Uganda, the IPC-Chronic Analysis workshop was conducted from 2 to 6 February 2015, with the participation of Ministry of [...]
East & Central Africa
In 2014 the Government of Rwanda expressed its interest in adopting IPC in order to inform the formulation of adequate [...]
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