National IDDRSI Platform
The South Sudan Programming Paper (CPP) was developed and finalized in March 2004 to end drought emergencies in the region. The CPP outlines a coordination mechanism that was developed through consultation and consensus building between government, development partners, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders. The Coordination Mechanism structure includes an Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee, a multi-stakeholder Technical Committee, and a multi-stakeholder Task Team. The Delivery of the CPP will be led by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and designated lead ministries and government agencies will coordinate technical stakeholders at the component level.
Therefore, South Sudan IDDRSI Platform Coordination Mechanism (PCM) is housed by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Key principles of the Coordination Mechanism include government ownership and leadership, multi-sectoral representation, state and multi-stakeholder representation and participation, sustained technical assistance and capacity building. IDDRSI PCM includes:
1. Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee (IMSC):
This body is constituted by all the Ministers of all the relevant ministries, as the highest decision making organ. It is chaired by the Minister of Environment and Forestry and co-chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security. The key functions of the IMSC are provision of political support and policy directives, approval of resource utilization, linkage to the Council of Ministers and Transitional National Legislative Assembly and reporting to the Vice President who is the patron of the Coordination Mechanism in the Country.
2. Technical Committee (TC):
The Technical Committee is constituted of the Undersecretaries and Heads of participating Ministries, and agencies, key technical development partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sector and the head of the IDDRSI secretariat within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The main functions of the TC include; supervision of the implementation of the IDDRSI, guiding resource mobilization and coordinate resource allocation, monitoring progress, and reporting to the IMSC.
The TC is chaired by the Undersecretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, co-chaired by the Undersecretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
3. Task Team (TT):
This is a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder in constitution, with leadership from within government. The membership includes middle level/ technical staff from government ministries and agencies, focal points from each state, expert(s) (technical assistance from IGAD and other Development Partners (DP) and technical representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector. The TT main functions are planning and budgeting for all activities, coordinating and communicating with the stakeholders, organizing meetings and workshops, preparing minutes of the meetings, collecting and analysing data, conducting field visits, disseminating information, reporting the progress of IDDRSI implementation to the TC and obtaining feedback on regular basis.