CREWS Value Proposition
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. Early warnings are risk informed when they reach the people and institutions that need them and exposed populations and institutions are sufficiently informed to know how to act.
Country and regional projects are implemented by the countries with the support of international 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.The World Bank /Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) serve as Implementing Partners of the CREWS initiative assisting the selected recipient countries and regional organizations in the design of the projects and providing implementation support.
A financing mechanism that builds sustained institutional capacity driven by countries and supported by the expertise and specialist networks of its partners.
Local organizations are listened to and engaged so that investments are driven by the needs of end-users.
Good and innovative practices are applied and shared continuously across national and regional projects.
Country portfolios promote a favorable environment for, and leveraging of, effective additional financing.
CREWS recognizes women’s empowerment as fundamental for building resilience, and that gender influences the way people access, process, and respond to information and warnings.
Programming considers existing projects and other international partner initiatives to ensure value-added to the national context and needs.
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. CREWS pipeline countries are identified in workdoc7 8th Steering Committee CREWS Pipeline and project preparation.
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The following principles guide CREWS project development.