Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS)

The World Meteorological Organization, UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the World Bank/GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery)

The objective of the CREWS initiative is to significantly increase the capacity for seamless Multi-Hazard Early Warning System, to generate and communicate effective impact-based early warnings, and risk information for hazardous hydro-meteorological and climate events to protect lives, livelihoods, and property in LDC (Least Developed Countries) and SIDS (Small Island Developing States). The objective of the CREWS initiative is to significantly increase the capacity for seamless Multi-Hazard Early Warning System, to generate and communicate effective impact-based early warnings, and risk information for hazardous hydro-meteorological and climate events to protect lives, livelihoods, and property in LDC (Least Developed Countries) and SIDS (Small Island Developing States).

It is funded by the Governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, which together gave $80 million to support 80 countries.

Open to Applications : 
Yes
Application Time Frame : 

2016-2020. No specified time frame for application.

Climate Objective : 
Adaptation
Administrator Type : 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Yes
Fund Size : 

Not applicable.

Financing Award : 
Not Applicable
Trustee : 
Not applicable.
Implementing Entity : 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Group/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
- GFCS Trust Fund to support WMO global and regional centers to promote coordination and to provide technical advisory services for identification and implementation of initiatives.
- UNISDR Trust Fund for ensuring policy conference and adherence to UN Plan of Action.
- GFDRR Trust fund for identification, design and implementation support to large scale programs.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

An initial focus (2016) will be given to selected high risk countries to be identified by the CREWS Partners to build upon ongoing efforts and provide replicable methods and results to expand the initiative in order to cover all LDCs and SIDs with no effective Multi Hazard Early Warning System by 2020.

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

There is a steering committee (priorities, funds allocation, planning) supported by a light secretariat (coordination, reporting, monitoring and evaluatioin) relying on WMO-UNISDR-GFCS-WB/GFDRR expertise.
Projects will be implemented in strong coordination with other actions related to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS).

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Focus on the lives, livelihoods, and property of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Contact Information

http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lpaa/resilience/climate-risk-and-early-warning-systems-initiative-strengthening-the-systems-at-the-heart-of-resilience/#downloads
Last Updated : 
12.12.16