Re: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises: Resilience-building programming

Nourou Tall FAO, Ghana
28.06.2013

What government and aid policy changes are needed to be able to ensure multisectoral”, “context specific”, “flexible” , “responsive” etc action?

Niger national dispositif of food crisis and disasters prevention  and management lead by the Prime Minister cabinet is may be not perfect but is a good example of a platform where Government representatives, donors, NGO, Producers organizations and civil society sit to discuss and to make decision.

A contingency plan exists and each year a support plan to vulnerable households encompassing food security and nutrition is prepared with a clear budget according to identified needs. The Government, UN agencies and NGOs participate to its elaboration. The early warning system is part of that.

A common fund is managed by the dispositive for immediate response to crisis. Beneficiaries of the fund can be technical services of the Government, national or international NGOs. The gap can be covered through UN agencies or NGO channels.

In case of unexpected emergencies (floods, refugees), the funds can be used to respond.

All decision regarding the fund is taken democratically by the signatories of the convention.

The mandate of the dispositive is dynamic and is reviewed in a consensual manner.

Efforts are done to align the consolidated appeal process (CAP) with the support plan to vulnerable households to avoid duplication and to promote harmonization and synergy.

Attached find a document regarding food systems resilience.

Best regards