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Who we are

CREWS is a mechanism that funds Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for risk informed early warning systems, implemented by 3 partners, based on clear operational procedures. 

What we do

CREWS works directly with countries to increase the availability of, and access to, early warning systems. 

Country and regional projects are implemented by the countries with the support of Implementing Partners who provide technical assistance and capacity development.

Where we work

Our Project and Pipeline Countries

All LDCs and SIDS are eligible for CREWS funding. The CREWS Steering Committee regularly reviews information on capacity gaps, demands and leveraging potential across LDCs and SIDS to prioritize its investments.


Project Countries and Regions:

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee supervises the entire CREWS activities. It comprises Decision-making Members and Observers. Decisions by the Steering Committee are made by consensus.
Implementing Partners

World Bank/GFDRR, WMO and UNDRR serve as Implementing Partners of the CREWS Initiative. 


The World Bank, in its capacity as the Trustee, manages the CREWS Trust Fund that supports the CREWS Initiative to receive Contributions and holds in trust, as a legal owner, and administer the funds, assets and receipts that constitute the Trust Fund pursuant to the terms of the Contribution Agreements. The Trustee operates as part of the World Bank under World Bank management and applicable policies and procedures. In this respect, the Trustee operates in accordance with the World Bank’s Access to Information Policy.


The Secretariat is established to support the work of the Steering Committee. The Secretariat is hosted by WMO in Geneva under WMO management and applicable policies and procedures and the Head of the Secretariat reports to the Director of Cabinet Office of the Secretary General (D/COSG) at the WMO. The Secretariat is also accountable to the Steering Committee for the performance of its functions.