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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 WORD PDF
1. Community Resilience Mapping Preparedness download download
2. Vulnerability Mapping Preparedness download download
3. Alerting and Messaging Broker Warning download download
4. News Feeds Response download download
5. Incident Reporting Response download download

About the Tools

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

Vulnerability assessments is an activity

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

Alerting and Messaging

Incident reporting



DAY 01 - Monday 16th

Time Action
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and participant Introductions;
Overview of SahanaCamp 2 days 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 Hands-on paired team preparedness exercise with
Community Resilience Mapping Tool (CRMT)
and/or Vulnerability mapping
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Group hands-on exercise - Develop regional or country
near-realistic resilience maps;
Use news-feeds to improve data on the maps
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 SWOT analysis of CRMT and group presentations;
write specific action items
14:30 - 15:00 Tea/Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Hands-on paired team warning exercise with
Sahana Alerting & Messaging Broker (SAMBRO)
16:00 - 17:00 Group exercise - set up alerting profiles and templates in SAMBRO

DAY 02 - Tuesday 17th

Time Action
08:30 - 09:00 Introduction to the EDXL Common Alerting Protocol
(CAP) standard, policies, & procedures
09:00 - 09:45 Group exercises with direct and cascade local
and cross-border alerting
09:45 - 10:30 SWOT analysis of SAMBRO & CAP and group presentations;
append specific action items
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Introduction to EDXL-SITREP (situational reporting)
11:30 - 12:30 Group exercises with field-observation (Assessments/News-feeds),
Incident reporting, and deriving Response Resource
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 SWOT analysis of Incident Reporting tools/methods and
group presentations; append specific action items
14:30 - 15:00 Tea/Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 Discuss strategies for integrating AIT models/technologies
with Sahana software; i.e. what do you want out of Sahana & AIT
16:00 - 16:30 Discuss participant expectations of a SSF CoE @ AIT;
16:30 - 17:00 closing remarks and evaluate the SahanaCamp@AIT-BKK

Exercises questionnaires

  1. SWOT analysis (download instruction: PDF)
  2. Individual action plans (download form: WORD PDF)
  3. Workshop evaluation (download form: WORD PDF)

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.

Spot On Solutions (Private) Limited

Spot On Solution'sadvances in being recognized as a market leader, in the Asia Pacific Region, offering specialized Information Communication Technology (ICT) products and services for "risk knowledge mobilization". We provide public and closed user group alerting solutions for Governments, Private Entities, and Non-Governmental Organizations. Our life-saving solutions are Common Alerting Protocol-enabled for consistent and complete messaging. The comprehensive solutions are designed for multi-agency emergency coordination and location-based risk information dissemination over a multitude of technologies.

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