Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Initiative
|Name of initiative||Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Initiative (CREWS)|
|Secretariat|| Government of France as Chair of the CREWS Steering Committee: Mr Michel Pré, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, e-mail:
CREWS Secretariat, John A. Harding, phone: +41 79 44 41 30, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Organisational structure|| CREWS is composed of a Steering Committee with contributors as Decision-making Members (France, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Luxembourg), a Secretariat hosted by the World Meteorological Organization, WMO, a Trustee at the World Bank and three Implementing Partners (the World Bank/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the WMO and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR)
The website is under development.
|Geographical coverage||SIDS, LDC|
|Name of lead organisation||CREWS|
|Type of lead organisation||International organisation|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||France|
|Description|| Every year, disasters caused by climate extremes such as tropical cyclones and severe storms, floods, heat waves and droughts lead to significant losses of life and socioeconomic impacts. These disasters can significantly compromise development and growth, particularly in countries with the least capacity to respond.
In this context, the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative aims to significantly increase the capacity for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.
|Objectives||By 2020, all relevant SIDS and LDCs are expected to have at least moderate early warning system and risk information capacities. CREWS aims to mobilize US$ 100 million by 2020 in order to fill the gaps in the exiting bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs.|
|One or two success stories achieved|| - Multi-stakeholder consultations led by WMO and the World Bank to develop comprehensive national action agenda for multi-hazard early warning systems in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- 50 million US$ leveraged through additional funding sources. - International Conference on Early Warning Systems announced by the Government of Mexico, 22-23 May 2017.
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Implementation, Funding, Technical dialogue, Capacity building, Political dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Technical operational implementation (ex-post), Financing, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Training and education, Awareness raising and outreach|
Financing — Funds disbursed
Knowledge dissemination and exchange — Downloads of knowledge products
Training and education — Workshops or trainings
|Goals|| The objective of the CREWS initiative is to significantly increase the capacity to generate and communicate effective impact-based, multi-hazards, gender-informed, early warnings and risk information to protect lives, livelihoods, and assets in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).
Hazard and risk information to guide early warning systems
NMHSs’ service delivery improved
Long-term development plans for NMHSs
Preparedness and response plans
Targeted education and public awareness
A CREWS Programme Framework sets-out the expected outcomes for the initiative.
The CREWS Steering Committee has approved the first CREWS Investment Plan 2017-2021 for a total of US$ 17 million.
|Comments on indicators and goals||2 Workshops/trainings were held in 2017 with the number of individuals participating: 124 in the Pacific region, and 450 in Mexico. Adaptation: Beneficiaries: 14 government agencies in Dem. Rep. of Congo, Niger, and Mali. Website visits: 2000 in Nov-Dec 2017. Presentations held: 8 held at conferences.|
|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals|| Announced by French Minister of Foreign Affairs at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), Sendai, Japan
CREWS launched at COP21 with pledges by five countries. Three Implementing Partners engage (WMO, World Bank, UNISDR)
Consultations with partners and countries, mapping of status of EWS, development of initial project outlines and a CREWS investment Plan.
Governance structures established
First Steering Committee Meeting, approval of agreements between, contributing countries, Trustee and Implementing Partners for the Trust Fund establishment.
Consultations carried out and projects developed in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Pacific Region.
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative||CREWS has developed an Monitoring and Evaluation Operational Manual.|
|Available reporting||The annual report for 2019 at:|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Non-governmental organisations||1||United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - UNISDR (Switzerland).|
|National states||5||Australia, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Financial Institutions||1||World Bank (USA)|
|Other members||2||World Meteorological Organization - WMO (Switzerland)), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - GFDRR (USA).|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators