CREWS was established to bridge the capacity gap for early warning services in the Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The three main CREWS partners are the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations office for for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
The Implementing Partners of the CREWS initiative work cooperatively and complementary to each other, with each bringing a unique set of expertise and experience. Through this strong implementation process, and with the direct support of contributing partners to the CREWS Trust Fund, they are realizing significant results.
The World Bank
CREWS projects are being implemented in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Niger, Papa New Guinea and Togo. The country projects are complemented by 3 regional projects:
The Carribean region covers Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyan, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Pacific region covers Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue and Tuvalu, with some services extending to the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau and Vanuatu.
The West Africa region covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo,The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.