Topic outline

  • Introduction to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)

    This course introduces the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) as an analytical approach for decision-makers. It explains the concepts on which the IPC is based, and provides all the necessary information to appreciate and critically use IPC products.

    The course is part of a series of e-learning courses on the IPC, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

    Duration:  1.5 hours                                  Publication Date:  December 2019

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        The course is intended for all those interested in the IPC process, including decision-makers, practitioners and sectoral experts.

        • You will learn about

          • Key features and benefits of the IPC approach
          • The three IPC classification scales: acute food insecurity, chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition
          • The four Functions to generate IPC information products
          • The IPC food security and nutrition conceptual framework
          • The IPC process and governance

          • Course structure

            The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 25 to 30 minutes duration each:

            • Lesson 1  What the IPC is
            • Lesson 2  How the IPC works
            • Lesson 3  The IPC process and governance

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