Security Management Module
"In the last decade, lethal attacks against humanitarian personnel have tripled, reaching over 100 deaths per year." Delivering aid in risky environments: what works? UN OCHA 12 April 2011 At present there does not appear to be any purpose designed software that is easy to use and deploy for the security tracking of volunteers/staff members operating in hostile environments. Building on the Volunteer Module the Security Management Module would enable the humanitarian community "to stay and deliver."
Mary a UNDSS Security Officer in a city in a developing country is ordered to concentrate all staff from various Agencies, Funds and Programs at a secure location due to widespread rioting. Peter a staff member with Agency X is reported as not having arrived at the concentration point. Peter looks in the Sahana Eden Security Management Module and is able to find out who the Staff Member's supervisor is. Mary contacts and confirms with the supervisor that the staff member is indeed in country and not on leave. Further Mary finds that the staff member should be at home. Mary prints out a sheet of paper with a photo of the staff member, a GPS reference and photograph of the entrance of her residence and a Google/Openstreetmap? or sketch showing the exact location. (In many developing or war damaged cities there are no street/house numbers or road signs.) Mary is able to locate the residence and bring Peter to the concentration site.