1st SENAC Advisory Group Meeting Report
- develop improved analytical methods, tools and guidance materials;
- strengthen WFP's field capacity by deploying 12 assessment specialists in its
- regional bureaux; and
- improve the availability and management of pre-crisis information in countries
- exposed to recurrent and protracted emergencies.
During the first phase (October 2004 to September 2005), the SENAC project focused on five thematic areas:
1) the role of markets in emergencies and the effect of food aid on markets;
2) the effects of food aid on targeted and non-targeted households (dependency and
3) chronic and transitory food insecurity;
4) non-food responses to food crises; and
5) pre-crisis baselines and food security monitoring systems.
The SENAC Advisory Group was convened for the first time on 14-15 March 2005, two months after the project became operational. The objective of the first meeting was to provide guidance, within the parameters of the project agreement with ECHO, on a research programme leading to tools to strengthen WFP's capacity to better assess emergency food needs.