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Risk Communication

Risk communication is an essential part of the risk analysis process. However, most risk analysis capacity building efforts have been focused around risk assessment and risk management with little attention to risk communication that is important to inform policy decision making. Many organizations and institutions continue to face challenges in establishing or enhancing risk communication capacity.

 

To help enhance researchers’ capacity to effectively communicate risk-related information to the stakeholders, the SHEATHE Project organize a workshop on the topic “How to communicate risk as a researcher”.

 

The workshop was

  1.  To promote the awareness and understanding of risk communication and emphasize the role of researchers in strengthening the risk analysis process.
  2.  Boost the understanding on what is risk communication and why it is so important to establish risk communication capacity in research institutions.
  3.  Share the knowledge and experience on good risk communication principle and practices, and the consideration for contextual adaptation.
  4.  Provide a practical approach and tools for developing/enhancing risk communication capacity particularly in food and water safety as well as health promotion

Marian Nkansah

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