Global support for communities in making sense of risk

Risk know-how helps communities to navigate risk information and assess benefits and trade-offs within their own context.

Community Risk Practitioners

Every day, thousands of people all over the world are helping their communities to make sense of risk. Many are doing this with limited support or tools. Risk practitioners from diverse communities, different cultures and varied environments have shared their insights and knowledge of managing risk in everyday life with us, and what is needed for them to make informed decisions.

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Risk know-how Framework

Risk know-how is about informed decision-making.
Every risk entails a trade-off with the benefits and costs of action or inaction, which need to be weighed up to make a decision. Community risk practitioners and risk experts have identified common issues and needs for empowering people to make these decisions. This has been developed through discussions with them, for use by in everyday life.

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Risk know-how helps communities to navigate risk information and assess benefits and trade-offs within their own context.
Having risk know-how equips people to weigh up claims and data about risk in the way that works best for their circumstances and the discussions they are having in their communities.
This site seeks to support people who find themselves at the heart of such discussions and involved in helping others to navigate risk information – risk know-how practitioners.
It portrays some of the many activities of people around the world that would benefit from better risk resources that address their dilemmas. It provides a framework – drawn from real world experiences ranging from conservation in Kenya to midwifery in the UK – to help everyone more clearly understand and communicate risk information.

The risk know-how initiative is for people at the heart of such discussions, and involved in helping others to navigate risk information – community risk practitioners.

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Risk know-how is an international partnership between Sense about Science and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, with support from colleagues at the Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at the National University of Singapore.

At the heart of this initiative is a commitment to facilitating a meaningful dialogue on the gaps between the public’s expectations and actual experiences of risk, enabling an evidence-based approach to policy design and interventions.

Sense About Science
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Risk is central to Sense about Science’s mission to equip people to engage with evidence and to empower them to weigh up risks and benefits. From nearly 20 years of experience in engaging communities, media and policymakers in risk issues, Sense about Science is confident that risk literacy needs to be experience-driven and shaped by the people who are trying to make their communities safer.

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Public understanding of risk is a strategic priority for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, which curates some of the most extensive and original data about risk and, with the World Risk Poll, risk perception.

Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk
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The Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at the National University of Singapore, IPUR seeks to narrow the gap between people’s perceptions and real-world risks by undertaking research on the scientific understanding of risk and its practical application through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Sense About Science
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Risk is central to Sense about Science’s mission to equip people to engage with evidence and to empower them to weigh up risks and benefits. From nearly 20 years of experience in engaging communities, media and policymakers in risk issues, Sense about Science is confident that risk literacy needs to be experience-driven and shaped by the people who are trying to make their communities safer.

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Public understanding of risk is a strategic priority for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, which curates some of the most extensive and original data about risk and, with the World Risk Poll, risk perception.

NUS National University of Singapore Lloyd
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The Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at the National University of Singapore, IPUR seeks to narrow the gap between people’s perceptions and real-world risks by undertaking research on the scientific understanding of risk and its practical application through a multi-disciplinary approach.

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