What is CREWS

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What is CREWS

CREWS is a specialized financing mechanism driven by the expertise and specialist networks of its partners the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
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.

Risk and climate information that guides early warning systems

Improved service delivery 
of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

Effective communication networks that reach communities at risk

Preparedness and response plans, including targeted education and public awareness

CREWS Operations

Improving risk knowledge through identification of risks

  • Analysing relevant natural hazards and related risks
  • Understanding vulnerable groups

Modernizing hydrometeorological infrastructure

  • The observing network
  • Data, information and communication systems
  • Modelling and forecasting software

Improving dissemination and communication of actionable warnings

  • Consistent warning dissemination
  • Multiple communication channels
  • Tailored warnings
Modernize regional hydrometeorological centre
Developing linkages with sectors and communities by tailoring services and products

Strengthening capacity and manangement to improve collaboration accross borders

  • Impact-based forecasts and warning from global and regional data and tools
  • Training for seasonal regional climate forums
  • Tailored warnings
Integrate into global services and agenda