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The Warning Project is a non-partisan and independent partnership of leading international practitioners, academics and consultants committed to helping organizations communicate more effectively during emergencies or other high risk events.

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Warning Workshop

The Warning Project specializes in emergency risk communication workshops designed to confront the common decision making, organizational and leadership challenges associated with efforts to use information to effectively manage serious risk.

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Former WHO Director of Communication, Marsha Vanderford, joins The Warning Project

OTTAWA — International emergency risk communication expert, Marsha Vanderford (PhD), has signed on with The Warning Project, a partnership of leading international practitioners, academics and consultants committed to helping organizations build capacity to better communicate during emergencies or other high-risk events.

“In Dr. Vanderford we welcome a colleague with a unique combination of academic grounding, practical experience at the most senior levels, and true passion for our common goal — ensuring those affected and involved have the information they need to protect themselvesfrom serious risk,”

said Warning Project Director, John Rainford.


For more information on Dr. Vanderford’s availability and on The Warning Project’s new emergency risk communication leadership workshops and support please contact [email protected].

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leading crisis/emergency communication experts

drawn from recognized academic institutions, national governments and international organizations, The Warning Project builds from extensive “on the ground” response and training workshop experience involving over 140 countries from every region of the globe. Investment in emergency risk communication.

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Why build emergency risk communication capacity?

Your success is ultimately measured by how effectively you communicate timely, potentially life-saving information to the most vulnerable. Your people and your partners are depending on you. We offer a broad range of capacity building options to meet your organization’s needs.

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Anyone who has managed an emergency understands the crucial role of communication, whether it is warning those at-risk, coordinating partners, engaging communities or understanding risk perceptions. Communicating risk is among the most complex and difficult challenges any organization will face. ..Read more

Workshop on Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats

View presentation Building communication capacity is critical for the preparedness, detection and response to infectious disease threats. The International Health Regulations (IHR) establish risk communication as a core capacity that member [...]