- The roles and responsibility for the CREWS Initiative are found in the CREWS Governance document.
- The CREWS Programming Framework is aligned with international principles for risk-based, people-centered, multi-hazard early warning systems, as described in Revised Operational Procedures Note No1 Programming and Project Development.
- CREWS success is measured in the reduction of lives and livelihoods lost to extreme climate events (SDGs and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction) and contributes to the action agenda of the Paris Climate Agreement .The outcomes and outputs against which CREWS investments are monitored are set out in the Revised Operational Procedures Note No 2 Monitoring and Evaluation.
- CREWS recognizes that women’s empowerment is fundamental for building resilience and that men and women access, process, interpret and respond to information and warnings in different ways. The CREWS principles for gender-sensitive programming is detailed in Operational Procedures Note No3 Gender-Sensitive Programming.
Who we are
Who we are
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.
Why is CREWS needed?
High risk: In LDCs and SIDS increasing numbers of people are at risk of losing their lives as a result of weather and climate-related hazardous events. This trend is in part attributed to low or basic capacity to use risk information and to provide early warning.
High demand: LDCs and SIDS are prioritizing early warning system improvements for climate change adaptation as reflected in their Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans for climate change.
Leveraging potential: Although investment to strengthen climate services has increased, funding needs remain unmet. Closing the funding gap requires building on existing investments, leveraging additional funds and improving effectiveness.