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IPC Chronic Pilot in Guatemala - Chronic Food Insecurity Training and Analysis, Nov. 2013

04/11/2013 - 07/11/2013
2nd Round of IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification Pilots

In consultation with several IPC partners with presence in Guatemala, the GSU decided to propose the Government of Guatemala (GoG) to host an IPC Chronic pilot in Guatemala. The GoG gave green light to the pilot in September, indicating its preference for a 3 - 3.5 day workshop and for three specific areas to be analyzed. These areas were municipalities with prevalence of stunting among school children considered to be low, medium and high as compared to the national average. These municipalities were: Asunción Mita, San Luis Jilotepeque y Tajumulco. The choice of the municipalities to be analyzed was also defined by their geographic location, with one in the western highlands and two in the East. This differentiation was aiming to evaluate how the scale behaves in different settings within the country.

A coordination group was created gathering organizations working in Guatemala that wanted to contribute to the preparation of the pilot. Stakeholders taking part in this coordination group were: Action Against Hunger, FANTA, FAO, FEWS NET, ICFI, IPC GSU, PRESANCA, SESAN, WFP.

The coordination group developed an agenda for the workshop taking into account the duration proposed by the GoG. The coordination group also agreed on a list of participants. Government institutions were the most represented in this list.

The attached report contains lessons learnt during the pilot, divided in two categories: "Main issues" and "Other issues". The first group corresponds to key messages that the facilitators consider as most important based on the level of consensus among workshop's participants and the relevance that may have for the discussions of the Technical Working Group on the IPC Chronic Scale. The second group contains ideas, comments and other messages produced during the workshop's discussions which reflect individual's opinions rather than views shared by the majority of participants.


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