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Publish Date:
10 April 2019

Port Moresby hosted the kick-off workshop on 18 February for the launch of the CREWS-Papua New Guinea project. The three- year project will build capacity for climate services in order to enhance EWS and strengthen resilience to climate change. Some 85% of Papua New Guinea’s population of almost seven million rely heavily on agriculture for a subsistence livelihood and face multiple climate-related challenges, including severe drought. The project will strengthen...

Publish Date:
4 March 2019

SWFDP has improved the lead-time and reliability for alerts and warnings about high-impact events such as heavy precipitation, strong winds and high waves. It has strengthened engagement of NMHSs with users including media, disaster management and civil protection agencies and local communities for improved disaster risk reduction (DRR) and decision-making process by users. The project is benefiting various socio-economic sectors as well, including agriculture, fisheries, aviation, and marine transportation. 

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Publish Date:
26 February 2019

The Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Quasi Cabinet Lead for Disaster Management, Climate Change and the Environment for CARICOM, signed the commitment statement on behalf of his Government. Signing on behalf of Cuba was Mr William F. Cedeno Centeno, Director General of the National Defense Staff and for the Government of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Carlos Paulino Cardenas, Director of the Centre of Emergency Operations.

The...

Publish Date:
19 February 2019

Recognizing urgency of enhancing early warning systems (EWS) to assist vulnerable countries with climate change adaptation, Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) international initiative has been established in 2015 [1]. CREWS presently operates in countries in Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean improving EWS to protect the most vulnerable population against hydro-meteorological hazards like tropical cyclones, droughts and floods [2]. In most of those countries,...

Publish Date:
4 February 2019

To provide effective support to farmers in three pilot areas, a project component on service delivery is being implemented in Titao, Tenado and Niangoloko in the Cascades region. Sites are representative of the three main climatic zones: Sahelian, Soudanian-Sahelian and Soudanian. Annual rainfall averages range from 400 mm in the north to 1000 mm in the south.

A first visit to pilot areas was made in past April-May 2018 providing...