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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee
Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Start times: 10.15am (private) 10.15am (public)

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Risk planning and resilience – an international perspective 

On 21 April, the Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning will question experts from Germany, Singapore, Sweden and The Netherlands on how their respective nations manage and prevent risk, conduct emergency planning, build resilience and engage with civilians. The Committee will attempt to identify what lessons the UK can learn from their risk strategies. 

Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
Acting Head of the Research and Evaluation Section at Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Senior Advisor at Centre for Strategic Futures, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore
Chair of the National Crisisteam for Flood Risk at Rijkswaterstaat
Institute of Rescue Engineering and Civil Protection at Technical University of Cologne
At 11.30am: Private discussion
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Possible questions include:

  • What, in your view, are the most successful and effective elements of your countries’ approach to managing risk? 
  • Could you please describe for the Committee the work done within your countries to communicate risk to the public? How do you balance transparency and the risk of panic?  
  • To what extent are volunteer forces utilised in your respective countries for civil protection/risk preparation? What should the UK consider if it wanted to set up its own civilian reservist force? 
  • How has the Singaporean government used foresight tools to manage emerging risks and opportunities?

Further information


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Virtual meeting (webcast)