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Global Food Security Cluster - 2013-2014 Strategic Plan

Post date Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 - 12:01

The Vision of the global Food Security Cluster is that “Food security needs for individuals and communities in humanitarian crises are met.”

The Vision is supported by a Mission Statement “To ensure improved, coordination of preparedness, response and recovery actions at national and global levels.”

The gFSC aim is to strengthen food security responses in crisis situations, mainstream early recovery approaches and enhance national capacity to:

  • deliver predictable and accountable leadership and coordination on food security responses;
  • strengthen existing national and local humanitarian management and coordination systems, building on local capacities through the active participation of women and men from the affected population;
  • optimize collaboration and partnerships with governments, UN agencies, NGOs, The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, donors and other stakeholders to ensure a holistic response.

The gFSC is committed to ensuring that planning and implementation of humanitarian response takes into account appropriate standards, indicators and cross-cutting issues, as well as to ensuring that the services provided increase the positive impact for the most vulnerable within affected populations. The gFSC will bring food security related, key cross-cutting issues into policy, decision making processes and operational implementation of humanitarian response.

In October 2012, gFSC organisations identified four priority pillars which will represent the core areas of work requiring direct action from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014. These four pillars are:

1. Capacity Development in Support of National Clusters. This involves training at country level and for individuals. It includes development and application of specific tools, offering guidance and support to ensure delivery of quality programmes.

2. Information Management and Learning. This includes management of relevant data, learning and knowledge and compilation and sharing of best practices.

3. Operational and Surge Support to National Clusters. This pillar includes support missions; surge development and response mechanisms.

4. Advocacy, Communication and Partnership. This pillar involves internal and external communications to influence policy and resource mobilisation to enhance coordination systems and building partnerships.

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