Mobilize USD 100 million by 2020 to significantly increase the capacity for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in SIDS and LDCs
List of participants will be added in due course
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.
Roadmap and work plan
The CREWS Steering Committee has approved the first CREWS Investment Plan 2017-2021 for a total of US$ 17 million.
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.
The first results report will be available in June 2017.
US 30 million pledged.
Government of France as Chair of the CREWS Steering Committee: Mr Michel Pré, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, or John A. Harding, CREWS Secretariat
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