The project is convening a regional stakeholders meeting on the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) for food security, in collaboration with regional IPC partners in the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, on 29 May 2012, in Bangkok. The meeting will bring together international experts, IPC practitioners and the team of the newly launched IPC programme in Asia “Special Focus to Strenghthen IPC Capacities in Four Countries”. The objective of the meeting is to share experiences and views about the project’s implementation and plans.
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in Asia: Special Focus to Strengthen IPC Capacity in Four Countries
The project overall objective is to improve food security programming through standardized food security classification and analysis in four focus countries in Asia. The outcome of the project is to introduce IPC for standardized classification of food security for advocacy, planning, and response in food security and nutrition interventions at national and regional levels.
The project has five outputs as follows: (1) Introduction and awareness-raising events in the four focus countries and in the regions organized; (2) Regional capacity is increased with a pool of certified analysts available in each focus country, as well as a pool of certified IPC trainers at the regional level; (3) Standardized analysis of the food security situation is available in each focus country; (4) Regional issues and application communicated and disseminated in ASEAN and SAARC regions and to GSU; and (5) A strategic plan of action and a regional follow-on project document for IPC in Asia over the medium-term will be prepared.
Target countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
Duration: 14 months
Donor: the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office of the European Union (ECHO)
Direct beneficiaries: national and regional food security experts who will use the information generated to better programming and targeting.
Final beneficiaries: food insecure households in the focus countries, who will be targeted by more strategic, timely and responsive interventions.
Implementing structure: the IPC Regional Support Unit (RSU) national Technical Working Groups (NTWG)
Collaborative partners: national governmental organizations, respective Ministries of Agriculture, IPC Global Support Unit (GSU),FAO, WPF, UNCEF, OCHA, WHO, EU, OXFAM, STC, CARE, ACF, FEWS NET, HKI, Practical Action, World Vision.
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