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The global effort to develop a common approach for food security analysis and response through the implementation of IPC is led by the following 15 agencies:

Action Against Hunger
CARE International
Comité Permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel
Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. Recognised as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, ACF saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water, mental health and care practices, food security and sustainable solutions to hunger. Since its initial development, ACF has been actively involved in the IPC system at national and regional level and has recently joined the multi-agency global partnership with the aim of contributing to the constant evolution and improvement of surveillance and early warning systems.
CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty with special focus on empowering women and girls. In addition to the community-based development efforts, CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. CARE is a leading participant in the development and global implementation of the IPC through its membership in the IPC Global Partnership with the objective of incorporating and applying the IPC in the global humanitarian and food security policies and including the tool as a requirement in country level emergency planning processes
The CILSS is the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel. In order to link the decision with relevant information to improve food security in West Africa (including Chad and Mauritania), it has established and maintains a surveillance system of food security. The CILSS and its partners (FAO, FEWS NET, WFP, NGOs) and the different countries have developed a tool called Harmonized Framework that serves to promote an agreement on an objective assessment of the vulnerability to food insecurity. This tool has been enhanced by elements of the IPC since version 1. The CILSS and its partners in the region operate in partnership with the IPC Global Unit and as a member of the IPC Steering Committee.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is the evidence-based, customer- driven in-house scientific service of the European Commission. The JRC is providing scientific advice and technical know-how to support a wide range of EU policies. It s one of the founding members of the IPC Global Partnership, and has been since 2007 a key player in steering and developing the initiative. The JRC contributes in scientific and technical developments of the IPC as well as country support and capacity uilding. It is also directly supporting the improvement of the Cadre Harmonisé in West Africa and its convergence with the IPC.
Famine Early Warning Systems Network
Global Food Security Cluster
Global Nutrition Cluster
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues. FEWSNET has engaged in developing and refining IPC tools since its initial development stages and continues to work with partners at both global and country level. In line with this position, FEWS NET is providing contributions through membership in the IPC Global Partnership. FEWS NET as member of West Africa Cadre Hamonisé Steering and Technical Committees since the beginning of the process continues providing fully support through a Regional Technical Advisor to Cadre Harmonisé in line to make it at least compatible with IPC Global tool.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO-UN) leads international efforts in fighting hunger, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. In 2004, FAO, through the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) Somalia, developed and launched the IPC approach and tools. FAO then promoted the roll-out of the IPC in other countries and particularly in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region. It also initiated the process that led to the formation, in 2007, of the IPC Multi-Agency Partnership. FAO currently continue to play a key role in steering and coordinating the overall development and application of the IPC.
The global Food Security Cluster (FSC) is a component of the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) architecture for improved humanitarian response. The FSC is led jointly by FAO and WFP and represents a partnership of around 35 institutions from the UN, NGO nd International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The FSC is active in supporting emergency coordination at national and sub-national levels, where the IPC represents a crucial step in evidence-based response.
Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Southern African Development Community
The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa. It includes governments from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley, and the African Great Lakes. The origin of IGAD was initially aimed at combating droughts and address wider development issues before IGAD’s mandate was widened in 1996 to include to peace and security. IGAD’s membership in IPC is motived by the fact that IPC’s first experiment was in Somalia, an IGAD founding Member State, and it is now a global henomenon covering more than 17 African countries. IPC is also a crucial input in the wider resilience agenda being driven by IGAD and contributes significantly to the regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) which is co-chaired by IGAD and AO. Therefore, IGAD is playing a crucial role in advocacy and support the adoption of IPC at continental level in Africa and other parts of the world.
Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International confederation works together with partners in over 90 countries, with a mission to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions. Oxfam works at community, national and global levels to help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, and gender are the focus of Oxfam’s humanitarian programs. Oxfam has been involved in the IPC since 2008 starting with a small project in Eastern and Central Africa. Since 2009, Oxfam has been actively participating in IPC processes at global, country and regional levels.
Save the Children is the world's independent children's charity. Our involvement with the IPC aims to ensure that the design has a strong focus on children. Save the Children is determined to tackle child hunger and malnutrition in part by reducing the impact f economic and climate shocks in a timely and appropriate manner to lessen the impact on children's lives and well-being. Since 2008, Save the Children has been an active member of the IPC Global Partnership with the objective of mainstreaming the IPC pproach n programme approaches as well as policy and advocacy activities. Save the Children has a long and successful history supporting the development and institutionalisation of food security and nutrition early warning systems.
Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana
World Food Programme
The Central American Integration System (SICA from its Spanish acronym: Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana), is the institutional framework of regional integration in Central America. SICA was established on December 13, 1991 to achieve the fundamental bjective of realizing the integration of Central America in order to transform the area into a region of peace, democracy and development. Through the Regional Food Security and Nutrition Programme for Central America (PRESANCA II), SICA seeks to contribute o he reduction of food and nutrition insecurity in the most vulnerable populations in Central America, strengthening the integration system as part of a process that aims to build integrated policies on social, environmental and economic issues. SICA is providing contributions to the IPC Global Initiative through membership in the IPC Steering Committee. The IPC has benefited from SICA's regional and global collaboration, both in terms of the introduction and training on IPC in several SICA countries Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador), as well as their contributions to the development of the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification scale.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential. UNICEF works to protect the right of every child to good nutrition, health, education, and protection from neglect and violence, including in humanitarian crises. UNICEF’s Executive Director chairs the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and UNICEF is the lead agency of the Global Nutrition Cluster, highlighting UNICEF’s commitment to nutrition for every child, in all contexts. During the four-year period of its last strategic plan (2014-2017), UNICEF teams responded to 66 humanitarian crises and provided therapeutic feeding and care to over 14 million children. UNICEF has been providing technical guidance and advice to the IPC global partnership since 2013. Currently UNICEF is actively participating in all levels of the IPC governance structure, the Steering Committee, the Technical Advisory Group and the Nutrition Technical Working Group. UNICEF works closely with key partners to implement IPC analyses at regional and country levels. UNICEF, in close collaboration with the IPC global support unit (GSU) piloted the IPC nutrition analysis trainings and roll out, mainly in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, contributing vital technical insights to the development of the IPC acute malnutrition.
The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide by providing food assistance in more than 74 countries. Since its intial development, WFP has been actively involved in the IPC system evelopment and has joined the multi-agency parthesrhip to closely work with the other partners on the adaptation of the IPC to other countries and contexts. With a member at each level of the IPC Governance structure, WFP is particularly engaged in the ubstantial technical revision of the IPC approach based on lessons learned from pilots, and in the institutional consolidation of the process at all levels.

The IPC is currently supported by

European Union - DEVCO
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Global Affairs Canada
Since the IPC inception, the European Union is one of IPC's biggest and loyal resource partners. Currently the European Commission's Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DEVCO)- EuropeAid is funding IPC normative development, technical support to countries and regions, and IPC institutionalization at the global level, within the framework of framework of the three year (2015–2018) EU-FAO Partnership Programme pursuing “Information for nutrition food security and resilience for decision making” (INFORMED). The Programme aims at strengthening resilience to withstand food crises as a result of human-induced and natural disasters, through the provision of technical, analytical and capacity development assistance to regional bodies and national government institutions closely associated with policy and programming.
UK development policy had poverty eradication as its overarching goal. DFID Rural Livelihoods Department (RLD) has lead responsibility for food security policy within DFID and pursues the objectives of that policy inter alia by encouraging the adoption and use of sustainable livelihood approaches. The UK Government has been supporting the IPC Initiative with progressive grants which started in March 2012 and will come to an end in March 2018. The DFID-funded IPC project is contributing to consolidating the implementation of: · Capacity building activities within the framework of the Certificaiton programme and IPC strategic engagement programme; · The roll-out of the IPC chronic food insecurity classification in selected high burden focus countries; · The harmonization of country analysis, data archiving, and cross-country/cross-regional comparisons through the development of the IPC online Information Support System (ISS). The DFID-funded IPC project is ultimately supporting the overall strategic objective of the IPC to improve understanding of food security situations and link better information to action.
USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, and fosters good will abroad. USAID is scaling up a comprehensive approach to fighting hunger and strengthening food security by: investing in cutting-edge scientific and technological agricultural research, developing agricultural markets, helping farmers access capital, offering extension services, providing emergency food assistance. USAID is currently providing funds to the World Food Programme (WFP) for "Human Resource Support from WFP to the IPC Global Strategic Programme (2014-2018)". The key area of support relates to the implementation of IPC Quality and Compliance activities. From May 2011 to June 2013, USAID funded a project aimed at building the capacity of the Global Support Unit to support national IPC activities.
Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/

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