Stepri Organises Risk Communication Training

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CSIR STEPRI Organizes Risk Communication Training for Researchers

CSIR-STEPRI with a grant from INASP (AuthorAID) organized a two-day training from the 26-27th July 2016 on the Application of Principles of Risk Communication in Research COMMUNICATION to sensitize researchers on risk-related communication from the 26th -27th July 29, 2016. The training was held at the CSIR-STEPRI Auditorium.

Participants were from CSIR Institutes, the universities and the media. The training provided approaches and tools for developing and enhancing capacity for risk communication, particularly in food, water and environment sectors as well as health promotion.

The resource person, Dr. Rose Omari, a Food Scientist of CSIR-STEPRI made presentations on the following objectives of the workshop are as follows:

  • Introducing Risk Analysis Framework
  • Introducing Risk Communication
  • Principles of Good Risk Communication
  • Key factors to consider before communicating about risks (associated with food and water)
  • Good Practices of Risk

The training featured real-life case studies from Ghana, Africa and other regions to illustrate principles and practices of effective risk communication as well as group exercises and role plays.

At the end of the training workshop, the participants expressed the willingness to use the knowledge and skills acquired to improve their risk communication in their various fields of research.