The Third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference

From Stock Take to Scaling Actions on Target G: Accelerating the

Knowledge and Practice of Early Warning Systems for

Risk Informed Resilience.

23-24 May, 2022

Held at the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) 

Watch the YouTube livestreams for Day 1 and Day 2


A preparatory event of the GP2022 organized by the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS)

As we approach the mid-point of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, MHEWC-III provided a unique opportunity to review key accomplishments, share skills, experience, and expertise within an active network of early warning practitioners.
The Conference has:

  • ‘Taken stock’ of progress in the implementation of Target G of the Sendai Framework and reported on latest trends in MHEWS design and results.
  • Identified gaps and challenges in practice, policy and science to be addressed in future work.
  • Shared knowledge, lessons learned, and emerging examples of good practices.
  • Initiated commitments for scaling-up action on early warnings and promote synergies and partnerships

The MHEWC-I: Saving Lives, Reducing Losses took place 22-23 May, 2017 in Cancún, Mexico, as a pre-event to the Fifth Session of the GPDRR (GP2017). The MHEWC-II took place in Geneva, Switzerland 13-14 May, 2019 as a pre-event to the Sixth Session of the GPDRR (GP2019). The MHEWC-III built on the progress and achievements of the first two conferences.

Third Multi-Hazard Early Conference (MHEWC-III) Opening Session



Two Days of Sessions, Learning Events, and Receptions


The MHEWC-III consisted of varied Sessions, Learning Events, and Receptions hosted by IN-MHEWS Partners and spread over two days.

Sessions covered topics including:

  • The state of play on early warning systems - progress on Target G and stocktake for the Sendai Framework Mid-Term Review
  • Status, gaps, and ways forward
  • High-level Panel on scaled-up action
  • Public-Private engagement for early warnings

Learning Events covered topics including:

  • The effectiveness of early warning systems
  • Impact-based Forecasting and Forecast-based Financing
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Common Alerting Protocols (CAP)
  • Words Into Action reports
  • Innovation and next generation forecasting

Day 1 ended with a reception and Poster Session. Posters were available for viewing for the duration of the MHEWC-III. Day 2 ended with a reception hosted by the Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative as part of the launch of the CREWS 2021 Annual Report.

The Conference was held in a hybrid format in person and online. It was open to all participants of the GP2022.

Due to limited availability of seating and space, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organizers reserved the right to prioritize online participation. All sessions were held in English. French and Spanish interpretation was offered.

To learn more about the Official Programme sessions, explore the Agenda.

Watch the YouTube livestreams for Day 1 and Day 2.



Call for Poster Submissions

The MHEWC-III invited interested parties, particularly from the following entities, to submit posters on early warning systems that enable early action to save lives and livelihoods:

  •      National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs),
  •      Research and academia,
  •      Regional organizations,
  •      Civil protection agencies,
  •      The international community,
  •      Private sector entities,
  •      Other stakeholders.

Posters provided an opportunity for presenters to showcase their early warning initiatives. A selection of posters was printed and showcased at the MHEWC-III in the Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Bali, Indonesia. Posters were also showcased on the Conference website. Successful applicants were invited to attend the poster session in person on 23 May 2022 and discuss the content of their posters with attendees during a Poster Session. See below what the requirements were for poster submissions.

Poster submissions must cover the following information:

A1 Poster

  •      Poster Title
  •      Submitting institutions/organization
  •      Author(s)
  •      A brief abstract (less than or equal to 450 words)
  •      Email address and contact

Please note

If the file size does NOT exceed 10Mb, electronic submissions should be sent by email to Otherwise, please use Dropbox, Google Drive, or a similar service, as our servers will not accept emails greater than 10Mb in size. All posters must use the A1 and Portrait format (841 x 594 mm/33.1 x 23.4 in). Files must be in PDF format, Times New Roman size 12 font. Image quality should be 300dpi resolution. Submissions will undergo a thorough selection process carried out by the Conference Organizing Committee and decisions will be made available via email. All submissions are to be in English and may be edited for content and formatting.


Please submit your poster abstracts by the 6th of May 2022.

You will receive a decision notification by the 11th of May 2022.


The conference is now finished. All final posters can be viewed here

MHEWC-III Organizing Entities and Logos


Organizing Entities

MHEWC-III was organized by a diverse group of Partners, including the Anticipation Hub, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the CREWS Secretariat, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), OTT Hydromet, the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) Secretariat, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER), UN Women, the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the Water Youth Network (WYN).

Financial Support

MHEWC-III is grateful to the financial support provided by the CREWS initiative and its Contributing Members, including Australia, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

The Expected Outputs of the MHEWC-III include the following:

  • Outcome statement to feed into GP2022 thematic session on early warnings and early action that puts forward recommendations to enable transformation for MHEWS enabling risk-informed early action to reduce impacts and losses
  • Roadmap/Agenda with strategic priorities, governance arrangements and a joint work program for IN-MHEWS with updates and voluntary commitments by partners
  • Contribution to a stock take on progress in the implementation of Sendai Framework target G
  • Dissemination of methodologies and frameworks for assessing effectiveness of EWS/Target G custom indicators
  • Contribute to a validated Words into Action guide on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

The MHEWC-III is now finished. All final posters can be viewed here. Other Outcomes will be updated here. 

Third Multi-Hazard Early Conference (MHEWC-III) Opening Session,