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IPC in Democratic Republic of Congo

Since the introduction of the IPC in the country in 2007, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has conducted Acute Food Insecurity analyses twice a year. Moreover, DRC was one of the first countries in the region to roll-out the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Analysis in 2016 and it piloted the Acute Malnutrition Analysis in September 2015.

The IPC is hosted in the National Department of Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, with technical and Secretariat support from FAO. The national Technical Working Group (TWG) counts around 45 members from the Government (Agriculture, Health, and Plan and Humanitarian Affairs), UN agencies (FAO, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, and FEWSNET,) national and international NGOs (ACF, COOPI, CSP, CISP, ADRA, MDA, and CRS). The data used in the IPC Acute Food Insecurity analyses in DRC comes mainly from the WFP food security monitoring system (FSMS), the Early Warning System (PRONANUT, UNICEF, PAM, and FAO), Health statistics, data from technical departments of government, and ad-hoc assessments. 

The IPC is now the decision-making reference for the Government, humanitarian  community and for other actors. For example, the Food and Security Cluster uses IPC products for humanitarian geographical targeting of vulnerable areas, and as a guiding tool for the writing of the annual Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

In 2017/2018, IPC exercises have been funded by USAID, SPHERA and the IPC Global Support Unit funds.

Looking ahead, the national IPC TWG keeps working towards: institutionalization and full ownership by the Government and financial sustainability of the IPC process; building capacity, with the IPC level 2 training for members of the national TWG and IPC Level 1 training for representatives of provinces (decentralized level); and improving the Early Warning component by refining the analysis of the projected situation.

Country contacts

Kamau Wanjohi
IPC Regional Coordinator for East and Central Africa (ECA)
IPC Global Support Unit (IPC GSU) - Regional Coordination Team
Hosted at IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
Ngong Rd. Dagoretti Corner, Nairobi, Kenya
Kamau.Wanjohi@fao.org

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