CREWS: Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems


In poor and vulnerable countries, weather data is often unreliable or totally lacking.

CREWS is an initiative aimed at significantly increasing the capabilities of multirisk alert systems in order to widen the scope of prevention and information on dangerous hydro-meteorological and climatic events. It is the result of a collaboration between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

CREWS aims to leverage $100 million to respond to the financing shortcomings in already existing bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes. A trustee fund hosted by the World Bank supports the development of organizations and implementing partners and their activities.

Its aim is to protect lives, livelihoods and assets in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

CREWS 2017 Annual Report

Updated: May 2018