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The project objective is to enhance the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of communities and economic sectors in five countries of the South-West Indian Ocean region.
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.
The main objectives of the project are: (i) to strengthen contribution of (multi-hazard) Early Warning System (EWS) to the reduction in risks and losses through enhanced capacities to measure and...
In the Caribbean, CREWS strengthens and streamlines regional and national systems and capacity related to weather forecasting, hydrological services, multi-hazard impact-based warnings and service delivery for enhanced decision-making.
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.
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