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.
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?
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