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IPC in Sudan

The IPC Acute Food Insecurity classification was introduced in Sudan in 2007. From 2008 to 2012, IPC Acute Food Insecurity analyses were conducted four times a year and then twice a year since 2012. In 2014, IPC Global Partners piloted the IPC Acute Malnutrition Classification and rolled it out in December 2016. However, the country does not conduct the IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis regularly, due to data gaps.

The Government, represented by the Food Security Technical Secretariat (FSTS) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, mainly leads IPC analyses and processes in Sudan. The success of the partnership is also strengthened by the support of the Humanitarian Aid Commission, the Ministry of Animal Resources, FAO, FEWSNET and WFP. The national Technical Working Group (TWG) counts 23 members from different Ministries, UN agencies and NGOs at federal level. 

IPC analyses are the main source of information for decision making especially for the Zakat Chamber, humanitarian agencies, the Humanitarian Need Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) processes. In particular, the Zakat chamber uses the IPC in addition to poverty criteria to identify beneficiaries for interventions. Additionally, the NGO ADRA used IPC analysis results to implement the creation of water points and interventions that aimed at improving pastures in Darfur and other areas.

Looking ahead, the national IPC Technical Working Group (TWG) plans to continue working towards: increasing the quality of IPC analyses by informing on the reliability and quality of data; preparing a three-year strategy for IPC consolidation in Sudan; further capacity building of the TWG members at national and state levels; advocating for strong IPC ownership by decision makers in order to maximize the use of IPC products; and promoting full ownership by the Government and financial sustainability of the IPC process through awareness-raising at different levels.

In 2018, the IPC Global Support Unit will hold a high-level strategic mission to Sudan with the objective of solidifying IPC institutionalization, partnerships and decision support in the country.

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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