Sahana Research & Action

Sahana Research & Action develops innovative, impact-based tools and implements cost effective solutions addressing disaster and humanitarian management challenges throughout the world. We use free and open source technologies as well as agile, iterative design approaches to turn insights and feedback generated by Sahana's community of software developers and disaster management professionals into useful, usable and economical tools for disaster risk reduction and disaster resource management.

Projects

Mobile Pictographs for Disaster Communication

Imagery for communicating disaster-related messages to the linguistically challenged (Concept).

Research:

Sahana Alert and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO)

Risk-based warning and situation-awareness system build using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) international standard.

Research:

Implementations:

  • "CAP on a Map" project, to improve coastal resilience through a cross-agency situatioanal-awareness platform in Myanmar, Philippines, and Maldives (funded by UNESCAP) [January 2015 - October 2016]
  • ITU CAP Software and Training Module for the International Telecommunication Union Asia Pacific Regional Office to use in promoting the ITU-T X.1303 Common Alerting Protocol warning standard among member States (funded by ITU Bangkok Project Office). [April 2014 - July 2014]

Sahana First Response (coming soon)

Simple Incident management solutions for Emergency Operations Centers.

Additional Areas of Interest

Our Team

Nuwan Waidyanatha, nuwan@sahanafoundation.org, Sahana Software Foundation
Lutz Frommberger, lutz@sahanafoundation.org, Sahana Software Foundation
Contact, info@sahanafoundation.org

News

Push Messaging Big Topic at CAP Implementation Workshop

Push Messaging Big Topic at CAP Implementation Workshop

At the annual CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) Implementation Workshop in Rome, many speakers talked about how to disseminate messages on ...
SAMBRO Usability and Acceptability Presented at CPRSouth2017

SAMBRO Usability and Acceptability Presented at CPRSouth2017

It is coming close to an year since the Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) was operationalized in Maldives, Myanmar, ...
Sri Lanka completes Pictographs fieldwork, after devastating floods

Sri Lanka completes Pictographs fieldwork, after devastating floods

We had scheduled to carry out the Pictograph comprehensibility and appropriateness tests with Sarvodaya Communities during the last week of ...
Testing our first Prototypical Pictograph Dictionary in the Philippines

Testing our first Prototypical Pictograph Dictionary in the Philippines

We developed a prototypical pictograph dictionary and grammar around heavy rain instigated hazard events; namely ‘floods’ and ‘landslides’. This dictionary ...
Do Hazard Pictographs need Context?

Do Hazard Pictographs need Context?

What kind of pictographs are suitable to be used for natural disaster alerting? To find out, we were addressing marginalized ...