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Objective and Scope

The CREWS initiative supports LDCs and SIDS to significantly increase the capacity to generate and communicate effective, impact-based, multi-hazard, gender-informed early warnings to protect lives, livelihoods, and assets.

What is CREWS
CREWS was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, in 2015. It was launched by five countries: Australia, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands at the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in Paris, France, later that year.
 
How we work

The Implementing Partners work directly with partner countries to build their capacity, improve their observation infrastructure, forecasting and service delivery, as well as their readiness to operationalize external funds.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the CREWS Trust Fund oversees the operations and activities of the CREWS Initiative. It comprises Decision-Making (Contributing) Members and Observers.

Implementing Partners

CREWS is a collaboration between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

Trustee

The World Bank serves as the Trustee for the CREWS Trust Fund. The Trust Fund was established in September 2016. It administers the funds and reports regularly to the Steering Committee.

Secretariat

The Secretariat is hosted and managed by WMO in Geneva. The Secretariat supports CREWs operations, the work of the Steering Committee and receives and reviews project proposals.