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Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016)

The multi-year breakthrough approach to the IPC rollout and implementation in 2014-2016

The IPC Global Partners officially launched the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), through an online virtual event on 27 February 2014.

Following the IPC Partners and Donors Meeting held on 4 October 2013, the IPC Global Strategic Programme (2014-2016) has been finalized and it is now endorsed by the IPC core partners at global and regional level.

At the Launch, IPC Partner Agencies and representatives from regional and country stakeholders presented the top priorities of the Programme: IPC institutionalization and partnership; consolidated and expanded capacity in IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis; roll-out of the IPC 1.0 Chronic Food Insecurity Classification; piloting of the IPC 1.0 Nutrition Classification; IPC Quality Review and Compliance Process; and uptake of IPC analysis into decision-making and response analysis process.

"The IPC priorities for 2014-2016 will contribute to further strengthen the tool […] As FAO Director of Emergencies, I am using IPC information for advocacy and decision making. For example, IPC analysis is critical for addressing the current deteriorating situation in South Sudan" stated at the opening Dominique Burgeon, Director of the FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Division.

This Launch marked an important milestone in the IPC global implementation. The IPC Global Strategic Programme is the result of a multi-partner consultative process involving a wide range of stakeholders. "Following the intensive consultation we have had since last year, now we believe that the global, regional and national priorities are in alignment and all feeding into the IPC Global Strategy" said Nigist Biru, FEWS NET Regional Manager. As a result, the IPC Global Strategic Programme will guide the IPC implementation at regional and country level. "Within the framework of the programme, we will focus on supporting professionalization of IPC in the region. We will also further engage with the member states for the institutionalization of IPC" reported Duncan Samikwa, SADC RVAA Programme Coordinator. From a country prospective, "It will help expand and decentralize all IPC activities from the national level to the provincial and district level […] and guide people and institutions to better manage resources and develop effective policies", asserted Mehnaz Ajmal Paracha, IPC Coordinator in Pakistan.

The IPC Global Strategic Programme will also step up the global effort in mainstreaming IPC, as affirmed by the IPC Partner Agencies at the event. "It provides a structure for several strategic issues which are extremely relevant for FAO, like building partnership at Global and Regional Level, developing country own capacity on acute and chronic food insecurity analysis and standardization and quality of the IPC information" said Luca Russo, FAO Senior Economist. This Agency’s perspective was also reiterated by John McHarris, Senior Programme Advisor - WFP VAM.

Graham Farmer, Global Food Security Cluster Coordinator, highlighted the role that the IPC Global Strategic Programme will play for the work of the Food Security Clusters in building synergies in operations at country level. For CARE International "The programme will enable us to improve acute and develop chronic analyses. We will intensify our work with the IPC team to make sure we are well integrated".

Finally, one of the key aspects of the Programme is the establishment of a multi-donor and multi-level funding mechanism. According to Iris Krebber, DFID Senior Livelihoods Adviser: "Such GSP enables IPC to invest funding and energies more strategically and generate better value for DFID funding. I very much hope that we can accompany the process along the way".

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Publication date
Mar 2014
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