Protocol 3.3: Strategically share communications products in a timely manner

IPC communication products, including the IPC Analysis Report and maps, need to be shared with relevant stakeholders as soon as finalized, preferably within 15 days of analysis completion. Given the humanitarian imperative, the Technical Working Group should aim to, upon consensus, release analysis results that include final classifications, population estimates and key messages, in the shortest time possible.

Should the Technical Working Group require more time to organize the release of the analysis, preliminary results should be shared with national stakeholders and published on the IPC website, preferably within 21 days after completion of the analysis process using the following disclaimer: Preliminary findings pending official release at the country level.

Once an official release has taken place, then the disclaimer will be removed.

Three key activities should be implemented to accomplish the protocol and are described in Box 102.

Box 102. Minimum set of dissemination activities required for sharing IPC analysis findings

  1. Presentation of results to national and regional stakeholders: At least one presentation of the key findings needs to be given to relevant stakeholders and decision-makers. 
  2. Sharing of communication products with the Global Support Unit:  The Technical Working Group shares communication products with the Global Support Unit for posting on the IPC website and further dissemination at global levels as applicable.
  3. Disseminate communication products through appropriate channels: The Technical Working Group should use multiple channels for sharing products as appropriate, including e-mail, regular mail, websites, hard-copy and social media.