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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 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 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 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.
Publish Date: 29 September 2015
Video address to the launch of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative by Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction