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IPC in Uganda

The IPC was introduced in Uganda in 2007, with IPC Acute Food Insecurity analyses conducted twice a year at national level, following the two main agricultural seasons, and on ad hoc basis until 2011. The IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classification was piloted in 2011, and rolled out and finalized in 2015. Furthermore, the IPC Acute Malnutrition classification was rolled out in 2017.

The IPC is well institutionalized within the Government of Uganda, chaired by the Office of the Prime Minister, the Commissioner for Relief, Disaster Preparedness & Management, and coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The Technical Working Group (TWG) counts 20 members from Government institutions (the Ministry of Water and Environment, the Ministry Of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, and the Uganda Bureau Of Statistics, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)); UN agencies (FAO, WFP, and UNICEF); NGOs (World Vision International, OXFAM GB, and Action Against Hunger), technical agencies (FEWSNET) and Academics (Makerere University, the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics). 

IPC analysis results are the main source of food security information in the country used by the OPM and agencies to plan for national programming and interventions. In particular, Uganda uses IPC products to report to the East African Community Office in Arusha, and relevant national commissioners use IPC information to inform Members of Parliament on the food security situation. 

Looking ahead, the national TWG continues working towards increasing the quality of the analyses through further capacity building; advocating for better data collection and full Government ownership as well as ensuring financial sustainability. Moreover, it plans to conduct future IPC Chronic Food Insecurity analyses at lower levels for better-informed decision making and policy formulation.

In 2018, the IPC Global Support Unit will further support capacity building and use of IPC outputs for informed decision support and policy making.

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

Other Resources
IPC Analyses (Previous Versions) | 24.04.2011
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