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SahanaCamp @ ISOC Nepal

[* Post event BLOG]


DATES January 2016

Hosted by the :: The Internet Society of Nepal (ISOC-NP)

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  • Address : [* NAME OF VENU], ADDRESS, Kathmandu, Nepal

Objectives ::

  • Exposure to Sahana tools for preparedness, warning, and response
  • Build interest within Nepal for the adoption of Sahana tools in support of Nepal's disaster management
  • Formulate individual short, medium, and long -term actions to plan future Sahana related work


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) 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 (see user manual). It provides a simplified interface to be easy to use. DEMO

3) 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

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) Situational-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

Exercises Tutorials

Exercise DM Cycle Demo
1. Community Resilience Mapping Instructions Preparedness CRMT Test
2. News Feeds exercise instructions Preparedness & Response DRMIS Test
3. Vulnerability Mapping Preparedness RMS Test
4. Alerting with SAMBRO instructions Warning SAMRBO Test
5. Situational-Reporting exercise instructions Response RMS Test


Nuwan Waidyanatha


DAY 01 - DAY

(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:
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. Internet Society of Nepal


Virtual Sahana Training for New Developers


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''Internet Society of Nepal''
ISOC-Nepal is a non-profit. Professing technology as an integral part of social development and empowerment, ISOC-Nepal is an association of different ICT professionals from verse areas of life. Moving on with the dynamics and adapting the global revolution of internet, ISOC-Nepal has been assisting the government with development efforts and further giving vision and bridging in the gaps between the Public Private Partnership (PPP). Facilitating the human resource need, it has also been organizing different level of Seminars, Conference, Workshops, Training programs etc. according to the need, providing an effective eye to quality and standards of international scenario.

  • Formulate individual short, medium, and long -term actions to plan future Sahana related work

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