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Regional Workshop on Sahana Situational-Awareness

Jointly with the GLOBAL 2016 CAP IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP regional training workshop, on the 22nd August, is a precursor to the 2016 Global CAP Implementation Workshop, 23-24 August 2016. Both events are free to attend and open to all.

Situational-Awareness Training Workshop

The Sahana situational-awareness workshop is designed for participants to be exposed to the concepts and procedures for implementing the CAP warning standard in support of enhanced cross-agency situational-awareness. They will receive hands-on training using the CAP-enabled the Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) software. An expected outcome is that the participants would realize the importance of implementing the interoperable CAP warning standard, in their respective nations and organizations, for improving the coordination of cross-border, national and local warnings. The workshop is free to attend and open for all (novices and experts) interested in understanding how the CAP open standard and the Sahana free and open source software is making a difference in crisis and emergency management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, the participants would have a firm understanding of the:

  1. EDXL CAP interoperable data standards and its utility in all-hazard all-media warnings
  2. Sahana situational-awareness inclusive of mapping, warning, first-response, & common operating picture tools and work-flows

and the participants would have realized the benefits and efficiency gains of CAP and the Sahana tools:

  1. through hands-on experimentation with the SAMBRO tools
  2. by assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT)for enhancing cross-agency situational-awareness and early warning coordination
  3. by exchange knowledge with other Government, Non-Government, and Private Sector practitioners who are implementing CAP implementations



Main ProgramMonday, 22nd through, Friday, the 24th August 2016
Side ProgramFriday, 19th through, Sunday, the 21th August 2016
Hosted atAsian Institute of Technology Geoinformatics Center
AddressAddress : Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology,
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand
Funded byUnited National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)



The CAP on a Map project is hosting a Regional Workshop on Sahana all-hazard all-media alerting broker and situational-awareness. The Regional Workshop, on August 22nd, is a precursor to the Global CAP Implementation Workshop. Participants invited to the Regional Workshop are also invited to attend the 2016 Global CAP Implementation Workshop. Both workshops take place on the premises of the Asian Institute of Technology. This Regional Workshop is made possible through funding from the UNESCAP Trust Fund on Tsunami & Climate Change. The program is co-organized by the Asian Institute of Technology Geoinformatics Center and the Sahana Software Foundation. Participants will be exposed to Sahana tools in mapping, warning, and incident reporting. These tools are interoperable and specificaly the mapping and warning tools adopt Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) standards. Participants attending the workshop will understand the Sahana concepts of Risk Mapping, Warning Broker, Dispatch (Resource Messaging), Incident Reporting and Situational-Reporting.

Co-hosts Regional Sahana and CAP Workshop

Co-sponsors 2016 CAP Workshop



Main Program

Day 01 - Monday 22nd - Sahana Situational-Awareness

Time Activity Resource Person
08:30 - 09:00 Opening, introductions, and go over the program ESCAP / AIT / Sahana
09:00 - 09:45 Introduction to the Common Alerting Protocol [CAP 101, 105] IFRC / WMO
09:45 - 10:30 Introduction to the Sahana Software [Sahana 105] Sahana
10:30 - 11:00 Breakout Session (coffee/tea)
11:00 - 12:00 Prototyping with Sahana Emergency Management Tools [Sahana 150] Biplov Bhandari Sahana Developer and AIT Researcher
12:00 - 12:30 Sahana Alerting Practices Seminar [Sahana 220] Sahana
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Sahana Alerting Practices Lab [Sahana 221] Sahana
14:30 - 15:00 Sahana Situational-Awareness Seminar [Sahana 320] Sahana
15:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session (tea/coffee)
15:30 - 16:30 Sahana Situational-Awareness Lab [Sahana 321] Sahana / AIT
17:00 - 17:30 Workshop Evaluations and closing session Sahana / AIT


  • Biplov Bhandari, Sahana Developer and AIT Researcher
  • Eliot Christian, Adviser to IFRC and to WMO
  • Francis Boon, Sahana Director and AidIQ Technical Director
  • Nuwan Waidyanatha, Sahana Director and LIRNEasia Emergency Communication Expert

Day 02 - Tuesday 23rd - CAP Implementation Workshop

Time Activity Speaker
08:30 - 09:30 Opening SSF, ATI, IFRC, OASIS, ITU, WMO
09:30 - 10:00 Session I
10:00 - 10:30 Photo Session; Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session II
14:00 - 15:30 Session III
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Session IV

Gala - Dinner (Sponsor: TBA)

Day 03 - Wednesday 24th - CAP Implementation Workshop


07:00 UTC+7, OASIS EM-TC Meeting

Time Activity Speaker
07:00 - 08:30 OASIS EMTC Conference Call
08:30 - 10:00 Session V
10:00 - 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session VI
14:00 - 15:30 Session VII
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Session VIII
17:00 - 17:30 Closing

Day 04 - Thursday 25th

Excursion - Auytthia
Vans will leave the Conference Hall at 8:00am, 25th August, 2016

Additional Program

Friday 19th - Sahana Spokes Council Meeting

Time Activity Resource Person
09:00 - 12:30 SSF Strategic Planning Devin Balkind
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 SPC Overview, charter, operating procedures Devin Balkind
16:00 - 17:00 Project updates - ops, DROP, Code, COE ALL
17:00 - 18:00 Closing remarks Devin Balkind

Saturday 20th - Center of Excellence

Time Activity Resource Person
09:00 - 10:30 COE Overview & SPC Project Nuwan Waidyanatha
10:30 - 11:00 Tea & Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 COE Strategic Plan Manzul Hazarika
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 COE Strategic Plan Manzul Hazarika
16:30 - 17:00 Closing remarks Louiqa Raschid

Sunday 21st - Damage and Loss Assessment

Time Activity Resource Person
09:00 - 10:30 Brainstorm (mind map) Francis Boon
10:30 - 11:00 Tea & Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Develop blueprint All
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Develop blueprint All
16:30 - 17:00 Closing remarks Louiqa Raschid

Pictographs Design Workshop

If SSF gets funding then we will host a one day design workshop on the pictographs for emergency management for the linguistically challenges. Otherwise, SSF may organize an alternative session.

Time Activity
morning analyze findings
afternoon outline blueprints
evening agree on an agenda

Program Committee

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