CREWS Caribbean is a US$5.5 million project financed by the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative – a global initiative to significantly increase the capacity to generate and communicate effective, impact-based, multi-hazard, gender-informed early warnings to protect lives, livelihoods, and assets. The global CREWS Implementing Partners include: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), The World Bank (WB) / Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
The CREWS 2018 Annual Report highlights the results achieved in 8 countries and regional projects. Through investment of USD 32 million, CREWS projects supported country partners to improve their weather forecasting and climate prediction capacities, strengthen institutional collaboration among early warning agencies, engage communities to map flood risk and advise farmers on crop section for a rainier season.
A Kinetic Sculpture on Early Warnings, Early Actions, and Financing.
The conference focuses on improved warnings – and improved action – in the face of hazards like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, extreme weather, water and climate events and the interlocking challenges of climate change, population increase, urbanization and environmental degradation. It is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its partners of the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS).
“Early warning should lead to early action,” said Mami...