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In Mali, CREWS enhances hydro-meteorological observation, monitoring and impact forecasting services; improves the food security early warning system; establishes flood early warning services; and enhances civil protection response capacities.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, CREWS improves weather forecasts for dissemination through different media; strengthens agro-meteorological information services; and provides extreme-weather warnings and services to urban flood-prone municipalities, aviation and fluvial navigation services.
In the West Africa Region, CREWS strengthens regional entities to engage with national hydrometeorological agencies in the region to improve risk information and early warning services at national level.
In the Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference, CREWS guided investments for effective, impact-based, multi-hazard early warning systems; defined the approach to establish national baselines on early warning systems to be used by government agencies to report on advances in early warning efforts as contemplated in the Sendai framework, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and increases capacities of LDC and SIDS to address multi-hazards effectively.
In Burkina Faso, CREWS improves hydrometeorological services for early warning for flood-related risks and risk information for agriculture, food security and anticipation of severe weather impacts.
In Papua New Guinea, CREWS builds the capacity of the national meteorological agency and strengthens its cooperation with key sectoral ministries, departments and other stakeholders for agriculture, disaster management, energy and infrastructure.
In the Pacific, CREWS strengthens the ability of the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC Nadi) within the Fiji Meteorological Service to support other Pacific Islands; and enhances the capacity of the national hydrometeorological agencies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories to provide impact-based forecasts of extreme weather events (such as floods, droughts, cyclones and storms).
In the Caribbean, CREWS aimed to assess the effectiveness of Caribbean early warning systems by identifying critical gaps during the 2017 hurricane season in the areas of meteorology and hydrology, disaster management, and gender, to reassess and validate priority investments for CREWS and other initiatives.