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Guidelines
Tools
Training
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER – GROUP 4
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Members: incorporate FSC-related guidance into their standard
guidance/guidelines, in particular those for country teams,
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How country teams should engage/contribute/participate with
food security clusters participate in clusters
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Food Security Cluster; prepare guidance for country coordination
teams on how to co-lead and participate in clusters,
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For example, guidance on core cluster issues, such as:
o Integrated approach to food security programming
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Cross-cutting issues
Informed local decisions on best arrangements for local cluster
architecture
Early recovery / transition to recovery / exit etc.
Different coordination solutions for different emergency contexts
(protracted/sudden-onset etc.)
Engagement with government and donors
Maintaining capacity in high-turnover situations etc.
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER – INCEPTION MEETING
1. Coordination guidance
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Practical tools; proven and field-tested tools available to county
cluster teams
– For example:
o Monitoring
o Assessments/joint-assessments
o Analysis
o Reporting
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER – INCEPTION MEETING
2. Tools
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Tool-capturing tool: a mechanism for sharing good practical tools
between people with direct coordination experience (incl. cluster
members)
For example:
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Periodic regional/global workshops with cluster teams with specific
focus on capturing and sharing tools)
Delivery mechanism: develop multiple means for sharing tools
For example
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Email (periodic emails)
Training
Manuals
Web directories
CD/usb’s
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER – INCEPTION MEETING
2. Tools (cont)
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Members: members to incorporate FSC-specific training modules
into their core training packages, in particular for key country team
staff
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For example:
o Core cluster-related knowledge (co-lead/member)
o Necessary/complementary technical skills (e.g.
Assessments/analysis etc.)
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FSC: standard training by FSC for country-level cluster
coordination teams on core cluster soft and hard functions and
related skills
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FSC: training of standby partners on core cluster functions and
skills etc.
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER – INCEPTION MEETING
3. Training
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