About The Warning Project


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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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 states [...]

Warning Project Review: FAO Risk Communication Applied to Food Safety Handbook

Warning Project Review: FAO Risk Communication Applied to Food Safety Handbook By John Rainford, Director, The Warning Project My first food safety risk communication experience unfolded on the world media stage. I was deployed as part [...]

Hurricane Matthew and the problem of communicating fear

The biggest challenge facing emergency communicators is how to inform and warn the public about a possible threat without freaking them out. The history of risk communication is chock full of examples where threats are [...]