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

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) 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

3) 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

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) Incident 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 Team hands-on preparedness exercise with
Community Resilience Mapping Tool (CRMT)
and/or Vulnerability mapping
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Team hands-on exercise - Develop regional or country
near-realistic resilience maps;
How to 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-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. National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
  6. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
  7. Mines and Geosciences Bureau
  8. Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization
  9. Raydant International

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