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National CAP and SAMBRO Training Workshop - Philippines

Post event BLOG


  1. Build user competency in implementing and using SAMBRO CAP-enabled software for all-hazard all-media public warning and close user group (first-responder) alerting
  2. Validate the SAMBRO work flows and procedures for operationalizing a Multi-Agency Situational-Awareness platform in Myanmar
  3. Agree on the CAP Implementation and SAMBRO system operationalizarion plan and strategy for Myanmar


Takes place on :: TBA
Hosted by the :: PAGASA
At location :: PAGASA Training Center: PAGASA Address with Map

PAGASA is implementing the "CAP on a MAP project that will bring about improving institutional responsiveness to coastal hazards through cross- Agency situational-awareness”. The project involves the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and the Sahana Software Foundation, USA.

The main goal of the project is to augment the capacities of the national agencies for issuing early warnings, especially using the Common Alerting Protocol all-hazard all-media interoperability standard. Accordingly, the Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) has been customized for the Philippines to augment the capabilities of the Philippine Alerting and Emergency Management Authorities for improving the coordination their response to alarming events.

With the SAMBRO System successfully installed in PAGASA, we are planning to apprise the system to the relevant agencies and stakeholders in the Philippines. The workshop and training from .... to .... will train a set of warning related resource persons form selected agencies.


  • Cynthia - Director - PAGASA
  • Manzul Hazarika - Associate Director, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Geoinformatics Center
  • Nuwan Waidyanatha - Director & Chair Standards/ Interoperability Sahana Software Foundation, USA


Time Action Resource
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Opening and welcome participants PAGASA
09.15 - 09:30 Participant introductions and discussion of their
institution's role and responsibilities
in warning and response
09:30 - 10:00 Introduction to the Common Alerting Protocol
and PAGASA CAP Implementation
10.00 - 10.30 Tea-n-Coffee Break
10.30 - 10.45 Demonstrate the PAGASA CAP-enabled Tropical Cyclone
warning dissemination system
and the CAP-enabled SAMBRO situational-awareness platform
for managing warning dissemination and serving as an alert-hub
10.45 - 11.15 Multi-Agency Situational Awareness (MASA) platform with Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) PAGASA
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. What news feeds would you like to see?
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

Workshop Tools


  1. Asian Institute of Technology Geoinformatics Center
  2. Sahana Software Foundation
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