CREWS Burkina Faso - mid-term review by Jean-Baptiste Migraine, WMO
The 8th Steering Committee of the CREWS (Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems) Initiative met in Geneva on May 10th, under the presidency of Mr Georges Gehl, First Secretary, Ministery of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Governement of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
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...
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.