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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

Traditional “family picture” at the end of a Training Seminar for farmers. Bavila, Tenado community, Burkina Faso.

 

To provide effective support to farmers in three pilot areas, a project component on service delivery is being implemented in Titao at , Tenado at and Niangoloko at 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...

Publish Date:
31 January 2019

L’objectif de cette mission est de discuter et finaliser avec la banque mondiale les activités prévues dans le cadre du projet régional HYDROMET et de voir les possibilités de synergie avec le projet CREWS de l’organisation mondiale de la météorologie.

La phase I du Projet Régional de Modernisation des Services Hydrométéorologiques (HYDROMET) qui couvre le Mali, le Tchad, le Togo et le Centre Régional Agrhymet (CRA) vise à renforcer les...

Publish Date:
18 December 2018

An operational system has been developed on the island of Hispaniola to produce and disseminate new early warning information on coastal flooding, which will help save lives and protect property in low-lying, populated coastal areas. There is potential to enhance this early warning platform in the future and to extend it to other Caribbean nations.

Publish Date:
11 December 2018

The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative aims to mobilize more than US$100 million by 2020 to strengthen risk information and early warning systems and to leverage financing to protect populations exposed to extreme climate events. It targets Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), where the risk of loss of life from high-impact events such as floods, droughts and tropical cyclones is disproportionately high....