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In Mozambique, following the IPC Level 1 Training held in November 2014, the Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition [...]
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In Malawi, an IPC Level 1 Training, including a session on the use of the IPC Information Support System, and [...]
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In August, an IPC Level 1 Training was held in Piggs Peak, Swaziland. The Training was very successful and well [...]

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IPC in Southern Africa

In Southern Africa, IPC was introduced in February 2008, during an awareness raising workshop held in Gaborone. The event was hosted by the the multi-agency SADC-RVAC structure (Regional Vulnerability Assessment Committee) that leads critical improvements in food security and vulnerability analysis at regional and country level in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 

In 2009, a Technical Working Group was established within the RVAC of the SADC, taking on the coordination role of IPC activities in the region. Awareness was raised among all the VACs in the region, and four countries requested support to introduce the IPC: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.

The main objectives of the SADC IPC TWG are to:

  • ensure a demand-driven and regionally owned process;
  • prepare and implement a regional roll-out strategy;
  • develop technical capacity at country and regional levels;
  • coordinate and facilitate country and regional level events;
  • provide technical and institutional support;
  • consolidate, disseminate and internalize lessons learned.

Read more > Brief on IPC in Southern Africa 2015

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Latest Resources

Publications (Briefs)
May 2015 - IPC Global Brief Series 2015
Southern Africa
Jun 2014 - IPC Brief N.20 - June 2014
Southern Africa
Publications (Briefs)
Oct 2013 - IPC Brief N.11
Southern Africa
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