Food Security Capacity Building

Support assessment processes at country level including assessment training and analysis support

To ensure improvement in ways in which assessments are conducted, it is of critical importance that regional level experts trained by the project in the Region training workshops support in-country assessments.

The project envisaged at least three assessments per region to be conducted during 2014 and 2015. These country assessments have been opportunities to train national experts through a preliminary training at the national level, so they can be resource persons in their own countries. The trained personnel then conduct the surveys and collaborate with trainers for the data analysis and the development of the assessment report. 

The project is serving as a feedback mechanism so that lessons learned from the national assessments process will nurture subsequent assessments, as well as training materials.

To date, six pilot assessments have been conducted: