In establishing of the PRTR system in Thailand, the part of risk communication – chemical and pollutant risk -- has also been developing along with other technical parts of the project namely non-point source and point source emission estimation. Risk communication is a crucial step in creating the right understanding and interpretation of PRTR data among various audiences.
Acknowledging its importance, the Environmental Research and Training Center (ERTC), Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP), in cooperation with the JICA Expert Team, organized the first meeting on Risk Communication on June 29, 2011, chaired by Mr. Boonchob Suthamanuswong, Director of ERTC. The meeting mainly focused on the topic of designing Risk Communication training courses which, later on, would be implemented in the JICA PRTR Project under the ownership of ERTC. In order to develop the courses, many experts and specialists from governmental organizations, industrial sector, NGOs, and academic institutions, were invited to exchange comments and brainstorm the topic. The proposed work plan from the JICA Experts and members of the Risk Communication working group were mutually agreed. And, we're ready to move on.
Mr. Boonchob Suthamanuswong, Director of ERTC and Mr. Kazuhiko Tezuka, JICA Expert on Risk Communication
The 1st Risk Communication Meeting at DEQP on June 29, 2011