CREWS is a mechanism that funds Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for risk informed early warning services, implemented by 3 partners, based on clear operational procedures.
CREWS works directly with countries to increase the availability of, and access to, early warning systems. CREWS focuses on ensuring that early warnings, related both to the weather and climate events are risk informed.
Country and regional projects are implemented by the countries with the support of implementing partners who provide technical assistance and capacity development. This includes the twining of two or more National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and by leveraging the expertise of regional and international institutions.
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.
The World Bank, in its capacity as the Trustee, will establish the CREWS Trust Fund that supports the CREWS Initiative to receive Contributions and will hold 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.