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The INFORMED programme, through assistance from FAO, aims to build the technical and institutional capacities of national and regional institutions to guarantee regular, timely information as well as evidence-based analysis regarding the food security, nutrition and resilience situation in prone-crisis countries.
The support to improve analysis, information sharing and monitoring of Food, Nutrition & Security (FNS) factors should ensure that diverse actors involved are better prepared to withstand potential food crises and thus to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations, thereby reducing their food insecurity and malnutrition. The programme is developed in the following three areas of work:
- Improve the quality and availability of data sets for integrated systems for food security, nutrition and resilience situation analysis, promoting early warning – early action linkages ;
- Improve the quality and the country level application of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Analysis;
- Improve resilience measurement analytical tools and strengthen related knowledge sharing mechanisms for enhanced resilience-related policy and programmes.
Main partners of the programme are national governments, regional organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), other UN agencies such as the World Food Programme and other regional and national development actors.