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Kickoff Workshop - Philippines

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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 Philippines


Takes place on :: 19th May 2015
Hosted by the :: Philippine Atmospheric, Goelogical, and Astronomical Services Administration
At location :: Address : Amihan Conference Room, 2/F, PAGASA Central Office Building, Science Garden, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City (MAP VIEW)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) 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 19 May 2015, will be held at the Amihan Conference Room, 2/F, PAGASA Central Office Building, Science Garden, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

The said workshop is one of the activities under the UNESCAP funded project called “Cap on a Map.” 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 the Philippines 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 Tuesday 19 May 2015


Schedule and Slides

Time Action (Resource)
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09.00 – 09.05 Opening speech on behalf of Local Organizer (TBA, PAGASA)
09.05 – 09.10 Opening speech on behalf of AIT and SAHANA (Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT)
09:10 – 09:45 Overview of project on “CAP on a MAP” (Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT)
09:45 - 10:00 Sahana overview (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha)
09.45 – 10.15 Group photo/Tea-n-Coffee Break
10.15 – 10.45 Status of Early Warning System for Hydro-Meteorological Events in the Philippines (PAGASA)
10.45 – 11.15 Multi-Agency Situational Awareness (MASA) platform with SAMBRO (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha)
11.15 – 12.10 Assessing risks and identifying geospatial vulnerabilities for alert area templates (Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT)
12:10 – 12.30 Common Alert Protocol (CAP) - Standards, policies and procedures. (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF)
12:30 - 12:45 Risk assessment geoinformatics for defining alerting polygons. (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, SSF)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 Hands-on experimenting with CAP-enabled alerting software (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha)
14:10 - 14:30 SWOT analysis and discussion points of CAP and software tools an assessment of implementing CAP in the Philippines (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha)
14:30 - 15:30 Discuss and plan action items for (Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha & Dr. Manzul Hazarika):
1. Development of the National CAP Implementation profile
2. Formation of a CAP working group
3. Sharing data/information for system implementation
4. Protocols and means for collaborating with all relevant stakeholders for a successful implementation
5. Considering policy issues for CAP implementation and adaptation for addressing all-media all-hazard.
6. Update the Register of Alerting Authorities hosted by the WMO
7. training of trainer regime and schedule
8. Revisit the project activities and plan


  1. Project plan
  2. SWOT analysis instruction
  3. workshop evaluation form URL TO ACCESS:


  1. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
  2. Philippine National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
  3. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
  4. Philippine Mines and Geosciences Bureau
  5. AIT Geoinformatics Center (Thailand)

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