Risk Know-How

Risk know-how is aimed at supporting communities around the world as they navigate risk information, assessing benefits and trade-offs to make decisions best suited to their circumstances. It is about protection against misinformation and misperception and encapsulates the concepts that equip people to access and deal with risk related data and information.

Working with a range of community figures – practitioners who engage their communities in clarifying risk information – around the world, and leading figures in statistics, risk literacy and communication, we have developed a practical framework for risk know-how. This ‘enabling’ framework is intended to empower people to weigh reliable information and make decisions in a way that fits their situation, and not what others approve of.


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.