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SahanaCamp @AIT Thailand

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th December 2013

Hosted by the :: Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change (SDCC)

Objectives ::

  • Become familiar with Sahana tools for preparedness, warning, and response
  • Investigate the Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) for adopting the Sahana software
  • Use the SWOT to identify an optimal set of Sahana modules along with the required functionality and a strategy for proposing a set of tools host at AIT for the users
  • Formulate individual short, medium, and long -term actions to plan future Sahana related work through AIT

Exercises Tutorials

Exercise DM Cycle Demo
1. Community Resilience Mapping Instructions Preparedness CRMT Test
2. News Feeds Preparedness & Response DRMIS Test
3. Vulnerability Mapping Preparedness RMS Test
4. Alerting and Messaging Broker Warning SAMRBO Test
5. Situational-Reporting exercise instructions Response RMS Test

About the Tools

1) Community Resilience Mapping is an activity that allows for the layering of GIS data by Coalitions of Organizations. The tool was first introduced to the City of Los Angeles to improve the resilience of their communities. The project is sponsored by Los Angeles County Public Health. DEMO

2) News feeds to improve decision making is a site for the national Disaster Management Department of Timor-Leste to facilitate information sharing between different stakeholders. It provides a simplified interface to be easy to use. DEMO

3) Vulnerability assessments is an activity is a system for Red Cross National Societies. This new Vulnerability Mapping module which is under development will allow collection & displaying of data on the resilience of communities. It aggregates different indicators together to provide an overall rating to hopefully make it easier to use. DEMO

4) Alerting and Messaging with CAP is done with the Sahana Common Alerting Protocol-enabled Messaging Broker (SAMBRO). It is designed to manage the publishing and subscribing of situation-awareness and alert messages. The single entry of standardized message can be delivered through various technologies such as SMS, Email, RSS, HTML, Twitter, Interactive Voice, Satellite broadcast so on and so forth DEMO

5) Situational-Reporting allows a quick overview of where there are issues. Reports can come in just from trained staff or else from the wider public ('Crowd Sourcing'). These can be entered via the Web or come in via SMS or Email. DEMO


Nuwan Waidyanatha


DAY 01 - Monday 16th

Time Action
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and participant Introductions; Overview of SahanaCamp 2 day agenda
09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to Sahana Software Foundation, the open source community, products,
services, programs, deployments and lessons learned
09:30 - 10:30 Quick overview on Community Resilience Mapping
Team hands-on preparedness exercise with Sahana Community Resilience Mapping Tool (CRMT)
10:30 - 11:00 Tea-n-Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Team hands-on exercise - Develop regional or country near-realistic resilience maps;
11:30 - 12:00 Introduction to using news-feeds to improve data on the maps
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Another form of Vulnerability mapping with the Resource Mapping System
14:00 - 15:00 Group exercise -
15:00 - 15:30 Tea-n-Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 SWOT analysis of CRMT and group presentations; write specific action items

DAY 02 - Tuesday 17th

Time Action
08:30 - 09:00 Introduction to the EDXL Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard, policies, & procedures
09:00 - 10:30 Hands-on team exercises warning with Sahana Alerting & Messaging Broker (SAMBRO-Agasti):
set up alerting profiles and templates in SAMBRO direct and cascade local
and cross-border alerting
10:30 - 11:00 Tea-n-Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 SWOT analysis of SAMBRO & CAP and group presentations; append specific action items
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Introduction to EDXL-SITREP (situational reporting)
14:00 - 15:00 Group exercises with field-observation (Assessments/News-feeds), Incident reporting, and
deriving Response Resource
15:00 - 15:30 Tea-n-Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 SWOT analysis of Incident Reporting tools/methods and group presentations; append
specific action items
16:30 - 17:00 Discuss strategies for integrating AIT models/technologies with Sahana software;
i.e. what do you want out of Sahana & AIT
Discuss participant expectations of a SSF CoE @ AIT
closing remarks and evaluate the SahanaCamp @ AIT-THAILAND


PDF files for download:

  1. SWOT analysis instruction
  2. Individual action plan form
  3. SahanaCamp evaluation form)


  1. Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center
  2. Sri Lanka Survey Department
  3. Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
  4. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
  5. Philippine National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
  6. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
  7. Philippine Mines and Geosciences Bureau
  8. Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization
  9. Raydant International


''Asian Institute of Technology Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change''

The AIT’s Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change (SDCC) emphasizes the consolidation of research efforts and creation of a niche that will harness the Institute’s range of network, experience and expertise. The Institute has responded rapidly to the new challenges the region faces. Disaster Risk Management is one of SDCC thematic area, lead by Dr. Manzul Azharika. This thematic area emphasises that effective disaster management hinges on reducing the vulnerability. Moreover, reducing disaster risk is also vital to climate change adaptation. The process of managing disaster risks entails understanding and identifying the risk factors and simplifying the complexities of disaster risk assessments.
AidIQ are committed to supporting Sahana Eden through both maintaining the core codebase and building a vibrant community.

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