The four-year CREWS Greater Horn of Africa project - with USD 5,240,998 million in funding from CREWS – aims to enhance the capacities for regional and national entities to produce and use climate, weather, and hydrological services, including early warning systems.
The WMO support activities intended to improve technical and infrastructural capacity, build conditions to deliver operational data services, strengthen data exchange between member states and enhance regional and national capacities of WIGOS and WIS. In addition, WMO intends in Ethiopia to strengthen the capacities of the end users to demand, understand and utilize climate and impact based early warning information and echnical assistance to develop hydromet systems including, observation, data management and archiving, data analysis, forecasting in support of hydromet investment projects. WMO also aims in Somalia to improve the capacity development for staff in priority technical areas (observation, data management and analysis, meteorological and hydrological forecasting), strengthen the development and delivery of services to the priority farming and pastoralist communities and support technical design of minimum basic observing, data management, forecasting and service delivery systems. Finally, WMO will strengthen national capabilities in Sudan, as well as promote gender inclusivity and address the needs of vulnerable groups throughout the entire EW-EA value chain in the region.