iMMAP played a key role in supporting last year’s Seasonal Food Security Assessment and Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analysis, two key processes for understanding the current and future food security needs of the Afghan population.
The support provided by iMMAP to FSAC to complete the SFSA and the IPC is a key element to how we are able to construct and defend our food security analysis. The IPC provides the baseline and clear evidence base for building the HRP and determining response priorities. The SFSA also provides a granular understanding of how food security and basic needs are changing in response to shocks and reoccurring events. iMMAP provides key support in ensuring that data entry, databases, and the required level of skills are applied to ensure the success of these time-critical activities. iMMAP always responds to requests of support from FSAC in a way that is efficient and highly appreciated. Their staff have in addition provided capacity training to FSAC staff and have proven to be reliable partner even during COVID-19 restrictions.
It was an honor to have you [Eng. Muhammad Amin Bahavi] in the SFSA and IPC processes. I would like to express my appreciation for the excellent quality of service that we have consistently received from iMMAP Afghanistan. I have always appreciated the high level of your professionalism, remarkable initiative, and the quick and efficient support that we have received from iMMAP Afghanistan. During SFSA 2020, your crucial support in establishing the offline local network for the KoBo database, supervising the data entry process, and your active participation in IPC, along with your previous support in building offline databases are key to the success of these yearly processes and examples of your great support and value of your work.
The SFSA is an essential input for the IPC analysis and directly influences the Afghanistan HNO and HRP. The SFSA and IPC process is one of the successful projects where I was directly involved and I did my best to ensure its successful completion. Thanks to all colleagues from FAOAF and IPC secretariat that helped us to achieve this success.