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Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO)


Under a well-developed disaster management system, the Disaster Management Organization(s) of a Country should be aware of and should map every significant emergency incident or risk in the country. Disseminating such information among multiple agencies with disparate systems can be complicated. Multi-Agency Situational-Awareness (MASA) platforms facilitate the integration of silo-ed Organizations and dilutes inter-agency rivalry at every level of a National warning and incident management system. Such a platform that incorporates the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard is far more likely to interoperate with National and International warning systems. Moreover, the CAP content standard lays out emergency policies and procedures for streamlined information sharing among multiple agencies.The World Meteorological Organization, International Telecommunication Union, and OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) are advocates of CAP and continue to promote the adoption of the warning standard. Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) is essentially a Sahana Eden template designed for Multi-Agency Situational-Awareness. Moreover, it adopts the CAP standard for Sahana to interoperate with other warning systems.


  1. Deliver the SAMBRO platform to share a common operating picture to improve coordination among multiple-agencies
  2. Introduce standards for interoperability to foster common policies and practices
  3. Deploy support and continue to improve the Sahana technology for integrated risk assessment, warning, and incident management
  4. Make the SAMBRO a superior Sahana product developed and maintained by the Sahana Centre for Excellence Asian Institute of Technology Geoinformatics Centre
  5. Provide training aids for system administrators, implementers, emergency managers, and other users to easy interact with SAMBRO


  1. SAMBRO is designed to manage and deliver situational-awareness and alert messages to targeted recipients. It is built on the Sahana Eden software platform
  2. There are three key Sahana modules that CAP, ORG, IRS, MAP, MSG
  3. SAMBRO must function as stand alone computing device (e.g. laptop and an IVR or GSM-modem) as well as hosted on an intranet or the internet
Module Name Module Key Description
Home default Root page with the index.html that is initially called by the application and display the home page to the user with login controls (more)
Administrator admin When login as administrator the home page presents all administrative functions for the administrator to carry out the respective functions (more)
appAdmin Similar to the Admin module but provides additional features relevant to the specific application such as with handling database related administrative functions (more)
Ticket viewer errors required during development cycle; errors are shown only when login as administrator (more)
Translation Functionality translate core module for application localization (more)
Synchronization sync To manage the synchronization of multiple users working on the same features (more)
Support support Help page, can be disabled but essential for providing help features (more)
Map gis definitely required for spatially presenting information (more)
Person Registry pr mainly used for managing users with privileges and roles with respect to accessing and operating CAP functions (more)
Organization org required for managing all organizations/institutions (more)


1. CAP on a Map

Duration: January 2015 to June 2016

The aims to Improving Coastal Resilience throug Multi-agency Situational Awareness in the Maldives and the Philippines. It involves deploying SAMBRO in the respective countries with a USD 200,000 grant made possible through the UNESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Atmospheric Services Administration (PAGASA) Maldives National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) Asian Institute of Technology Geoinformatics Center United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


15 to 17 April 2015 Maldives kickoff workshop
11 to 14 May 2015 Philippine kickoff workshop



CAP Blueprint

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