Cultural changes in risk tolerance and resilience

 

  • Encourage the change culture of risk in an integral way:
    • Educating children and the young ones.
    • In an integrated way: at home, inside the community, at work, free time, ad campaigns, journalistic information.
    • Understanding how risks could affect the citizens, assuming the implications of their own decisions.
    • Transforming the memory of historical catastrophes in values for the most resilient communities.
    • Training/educating the next generation of technicians that will take decisions about planning, education, management, risk culture and risk management.
    • Broadening the scope of the first-responders towards the proactive management of risk: risk knowledge, encouraging community self-protection, prevention…
  • Use all opportunities for cultural changes in risk awareness and policies.
  • Communication in uncertain events (chained events, dynamic environments...) is crucial; it has to be prepared, trained and stakeholders should be involved.
  • Focus on credibility and resilience.
  • Empower communities and stakeholders. Recognize and partner with existing civil-society initiatives addressing critical issues.
  • Reach population that has no trust in government authorities through non-governmental stakeholders.

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