The Risk Know-How initiative has highlighted the urgent need for those generating and communicating information and statistics important to people’s lives to think of themselves as answering questions, not just providing data.

Nearly 100 community risk practitioners from around the world are sharing their experiences, showing the need for clear information and practical tools to help make trade-offs, and understand risk in context of other risks. But unfortunately, the information on risks that is disseminated by official bodies and major institutions is sometimes not relevant to the real dilemmas in everyday life.

Risk Know-How is keen to collaborate with data producers to help them make information more accessible and useful to those who need it, including co-producing training materials that ensure staff are confident to properly disseminate important information to the public.