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Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO)

INTRODUCTION 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
6. SAMBRO to 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


Blueprints list

Eden Modules

User Interfaces

The SAMBRO GUI design page is here

Common Operating Picture


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
19 to 21 May 2015 Philippine kickoff workshop
31 Aug to 11 Sept Training of Master Trainers



CAP Blueprint CAP Blueprint

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