Education Resources


Legal and Advisory Frameworks
Public Interest
Educational Resources


Educational resources assume major importance in risk analysis. There are two distinct foci of interest: regulators (i.e. risk assessors and managers, federal and local) and stakeholders (the regulated community and those affected by the product(s)). In addition, LDCs must be provided the opportunity to become familiar with procedure developed globally and build their capacity for appropriate assessment and management of risks.

Since risk is defined as the combination of hazard and exposure, methods to obtain information about and quantitative data for these two components are needed. Methods to combine the two (i.e. models) are also needed. These methods are always undergoing improvement and new procedures are being devised. Risk assessors and regulators require continual updating to be able to understand and apply state of the art techniques. The stakeholders must be able to understand and appreciate the methods and decisions. Thus, courses, seminars, workshops and open literature articles are essential to successful conduct and application of risk ass.

In LDCs, training and capacity building must begin at the grass roots level, include all potential stakeholders and a major public awareness component.