Using Exhibitions and visits to schools to communicate risk

Being involved in an educational effort is not an immediate communication strategy but rather a long-term strategy to improve risk literacy among the population.  One of the easiest and most time efficient methods for involving students is to be present at an exhibition or fair.  Visiting schools is more time consuming but the interaction can be tailored to the student's areas of study and is a more personal approach.

  • Develop educational programmes and projects with professionals in the field: have students join professionals and gain direct knowledge about risks and risk management strategies.
  • Co-operate with institutions that specialise in education or training: present your management strategy in a school or university.
  • Focus on interactive, lifeworld-related learning programmes: use a variety of learning tools including demonstrations and websites and make the message one they can relate to.

 

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Adapted from OECD Guidance Document on Risk Communication for Chemical Risk Management

Being involved in an educational effort is a long-term strategy to improve risk literacy among the population
Source: Marc Veraart
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
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