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IPC advancements in Mozambique

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In Mozambique, following the IPC Level 1 Training held in November 2014, the Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN) decided to conduct an IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis from the 22nd to the 26th of June 2015, after conducting a quantitative survey on food insecurity affected areas in Mozambique. “The quantitative survey was designed to capture information valid for provinces taking into account that the provinces analysed were divided into three clusters; districts affected by floods, districts affected by drought and districts where recorded rainfall was normal” explained Mokotla Ntela, IPC Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa.

Mr. Ntela also explained that “the overall objective of the IPC Acute Analysis was to provide the food insecurity situation of the affected areas in Mozambique and produce findings that will be presented at the upcoming SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessments and Analyses Dissemination Meeting”. The Meeting is scheduled to be held from the 21st to 24th of July 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where SADC Member States gather together to share finding of their various food security analyses for a consolidated picture of food insecurity in the region.

The IPC Acute Analysis exercise in Maputo was held at SETSAN Headquarters. The analysis was attended by representatives from the central level as well as SETSAN focal points from various provinces of the country; including Cabo Delgado, Inhambane, Maputo, Nampula, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia.

SETSAN also invited a Portuguese-speaking certified IPC Analyst, who is a member of the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessments Committee, to co-facilitate the exercise as part of the Cross-Country Learning Exchange initiative in the region. Mr. Ntela was the other co-facilitator of the analysis workshop. The exercise was made possible thanks to the support of  SETSAN and of the FAO Office for Disaster Risk Reduction/Management in Southern Africa. 

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Southern Africa Mozambique
Publication date
Jul 2015

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