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IPC in Tanzania

The IPC was introduced in Tanzania in 2008 and has since been incorporated in the national food security and nutrition forum (MUCHALI), composed of members of the Government from different Ministries and national agencies, academia, UN agencies (FAO, UNICEF, and WFP) and NGOs. Previously, MUCHALI conducted IPC Acute Food Insecurity analyses twice a year and used IPC products as a basis for response analyses and coordination of interventions at national and sub-national levels. In recent years, however, the use of the IPC in Tanzania has dwindled due to lack of funding, which has led to analyses being conducted irregularly.

IPC products and data have informed food distribution to vulnerable populations, nutrition and food access interventions and the work of the Tanzania National Disaster and Relief Committee (TANDREC). 

The IPC is hosted within the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, and is chaired by the Prime Minister’s Office. The Technical Working Group (TWG) counts 49 members (including the Zanzibar TWG). It is composed in majority of members of the Government from different Ministries and national agencies, with participation from Universities, UN agencies (FAO, UNICEF, WFP). 

Looking ahead, the national TWG continues working towards decentralizing the IPC process to all local Government authorities at district levels in the country, through further capacity building at national and district levels.

In 2018, the IPC Global Support Unit, in collaboration with MUCHALI, will roll out the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity analysis, while building capacity of MUCHALI members as well as engaging the Government in the formalization of IPC institutionalization. Furthermore, it will explore the possibility of rolling out the IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis using the National SMART Survey.

Country contacts

Mr. Belihu Negesse

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

[email protected]

[email protected]

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IPC Analyses (Previous Versions) | 01.10.2010
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