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Kickoff Workshop - Myanmar

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  1. Share the project objectives and agree on implementation strategies and plans with all relevant National stakeholders
  2. Introduce the all-hazard all-media Common Alerting Protocol standard and procedures and formulate a National working group
  3. Assess the current status and capacity for operationalizing a Multi-agency Situational-awareness platform in the Myanmar


Takes place on :: 15th July 2015
Hosted by the :: Department of Meteorology and Hydrology and Ministry of Transport
At location :: Address : Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Transport, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar map view

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology and Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Sahana Software foundation (Sahana), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), will be hosting a KICKOFF WORKSHOP which is entitled “CAP on a Map – Improving Institutional Responsiveness to Coastal Hazards through Multi-agency Situational Awareness.” The workshop, which is tentatively scheduled on 15 July 2015, will be held at Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Transport, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The said workshop is one of the activities under the UNESCAP funded project called “Cap on a Map”. Myanmar now joins Philippines and Maldives, which were from the beginning in the project. It aims to augment the capacities of the national agencies for issuing early warnings using a multi-agency all-hazard/all-media approach and improve the response capacities of Myanmar as a participating country by improving the situational awareness at the time of a disaster. It is being proposed to develop and operationalize a CAP (Common Alert Protocol) enabled Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) platform in order to provide location specific alerts/warnings and integrate all the stakeholders through a common information exchange hub for better coordination at the time of a disaster.

In view of the above, we would like to invite you or your representative to participate in the workshop. Please find attached a copy of the program, for your reference. Thank you and we look forward to receiving your response about the matter on your convenient time but not later than Wednesday 15 July 2015


Schedule and Slides

Time Action Resource
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09.00 – 09.05 Opening speech on behalf of Local Organizer DMH
09.05 – 09.10 Opening speech on behalf of AIT and SAHANA AIT/SAHANA
09:10 – 09:45 Overview of project on “CAP on a MAP” Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT
09.45 – 10.15 Group photo/Tea-n-Coffee Break
10.15 – 10.45 Status of Disaster Management and Early Warning System in Myanmar DMH
10.45 – 11.15 Multi-Agency Situational Awareness (MASA) platform with Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF
11.15 – 12.00 Assessing risks and identifying geospatial vulnerabilities for alert area templates Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT
12:00 – 12.30 Common Alert Protocol (CAP) - Standards, policies and procedures Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00 Hands-on experimenting with CAP-enabled alerting software Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF
14:00 - 14:30 SWOT analysis of CAP and software tools an assessment of implementing CAP in the Myanmar Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF
14:30 - 15:00 Tea/ Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00 Discuss and plan action items:
1. Development of the National CAP Implementation profile
2. Formation of a CAP working group
3. Sharing data/information for system implementation
4. Revisit the project activities and plan
5. Methods for collaborations among stakeholders and way forward
Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF
Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT


Project Partners

Workshop Tools

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