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Regional Workshop on Sahana Situational-Awareness


CLICK TO REGISTER 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.

Workshop: CAP in Situational-Awareness

The Sahana situational-awareness workshop is designed for participants to be exposed to the concepts and purpose for implementing the CAP warning standard in support of enhanced cross-agency situational-awareness. They will receive hands-on training using the CAP-enabled 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 warning/alerting 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
  3. Messaging Broker capabilities to foster local, regional, national, and cross-boarder alerting

and the participants would have realized the benefits and efficiency gains of CAP and the Sahana-enabled tool:

  1. through hands-on experimentation with the SAMBRO software
  2. by assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT)for enhancing cross-agency situational-awareness and early warning coordination
  3. by exchanging 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 ProgramThursday, 18th through Sunday, 21th August 2016
Hosted atAsian Institute of Technology Conference Center
AddressAITCC, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Contact : Tel: 02-524-5250 Email
Funded bymain event: United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
side event: Sahana Software Foundation


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 - 08:05 Welcome by the AIT Geoinformatics Center Manzul Hazarika (AIT)
08:35 - 08:45 Welcome by the Sahana Software Foundation
Discuss the workshop agenda
Nuwan Waidyanatha (Sahana)
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome by UN-ESCAP and an Overview of ESCAP programs Edward (UN-ESCAP)
09:00 - 09:40 Introduction to the Common Alerting Protocol [CAP 101, 105] Eliot Christian (IFRC / WMO)
09:40 - 10:00 Overview of Cross-Agency Situational-Awareness [Sahana 220] Nuwan Waidyanatha (Sahana)
10:00 - 10:30 Group Photo and Breakout Session (coffee/tea)
10:30 - 11:15 Determining the emergency communication components Lab [Sahana 221a] Nuwan Waidyanatha (Sahana)
10:30 - 12:00 Realizing the complexities in alerting practices Lab [Sahana 221b] Nuwan Waidyanatha (Sahana)
12:00 - 12:30 SAMBRO overview and demonstration [Sahana 230] Biplov Bhandari (Sahana / AIT)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch everyone on their own
13:30 - 14:15 Operationalizing SAMBRO Lab [Sahana 231] Nuwan Waidyanatha (Sahana)
14:15 - 15:00 Author, Originate, and Relay alerting practices Lab [Sahana 232] Nuwan Waidyanatha (Sahana)
15:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session (tea/coffee)
15:30 - 16:30 Perspectives of usability, utility, and adaptability seminar [Sahana 332] (Sahana / AIT)
16:30 - 17:00 Alternative techniques for disseminating warnings and reporting incidents Lutz Frommberger (Sahana)
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
  • 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 - 18:00 Session IV
19:00 - 21:00 No-host dinner AIT Golf Club

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

Program Committee

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