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Kickoff Workshop - Maldives

The kickoff workshop will bring together various stakeholders associated with risk communication in the Maldives. The

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Monday 15th April 2015

Hosted by the :: Maldives National Disaster Management Center

Objectives ::

  • Share the project objectives and agree on deliverable and time-lines with all relevant stakeholders
  • Introduce the all-hazard all-media Common Alerting Protocol standard and procedures
  • Understand the current status and capacities for operationalizing a Multi-agency Situational-awareness platform in Maldives
  • Formulate a CAP working group to carryout the CAP implementation activities


Nuwan Waidyanatha and Manzul Hazarika

Meeting Announcement

Sahana Software Foundation and the Asian Institute of Technology Geoinforamtics Center in collaboration with the Maldivian National Disaster Management Center is organizing a workshop in the Maldives. It is primarily to kickoff the CAP-on-a-Map project aiming to improve institutional responsiveness to coastal hazards through multi-agency situational-awareness. The project is made possible through funding by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); specifically, the ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness. The project intentions complement NDMC's proactive commitment to mitigating the impact of disasters on the Maldivian people and its economy. Maldives is vulnerable to natural tsunami, cyclone, and earthquake hazards. It is also responsible for the safety of the mission plus visitors that enjoy the archipelago. The project will span over 18 months and will develop capacity to implement the all-hazard all-media Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) interoperable risk communication standard along with the associated operating procedures. Instrumental to the project is the Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) software that will be implemented at a National level for managing the sharing risk information across all relevant risk management agencies. The workshop will bring together alerting authorities, emergency first-responders, communications service providers, and other relevant organizations in the Maldives to participate in the workshop. The day long event will take place on April 15th, 2015 at the Nasandhura Palace Hotel, Male. It designed to foster a discussion between the project implementers and the emergency communication system users towards determining the optimal strategies and activities for operationalizing the Sahana software-enabled multi-agency situational-awareness platform.


DAY 01 - Monday 16th

(slides), the open source community, products,
services, programs, deployments and lessons learned
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
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. Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization
  2. Bangladesh Water Development Board
  3. Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center
  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. Raydant International (Thailand)
  9. Sri Lanka Survey Department
  10. Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
  11. Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (Thailand)
  12. AIT Geoinformatics Center (Thailand)


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