Sahana Research & Action

Sahana Research and Action uses free and open source technologies to reduce the loss of life and property during disasters by applying agile, iterative design approaches, well supported implementations and impact-based assessment tools. Our insights guides Sahana software projects, enabling our community to provide increasingly useful, usable and economical tools for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster resource management (DRM).



Mobile Pictographs for Alerting

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

Sahana Alert and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO)

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

Sahana First Response (coming soon)

Incident management solutions for simplified Emergency Operations Centers.

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Damage and Loss assessment using alternative and unconventional data streams
  • Knowledge Mobilization using digitization, data processing, and information sharing techniques
  • Live-exercises and Simulations that test Disaster ICT interoperability


Our Team

Nuwan Waidyanatha,, Sahana Software Foundation
Lutz Frommberger,, Sahana Software Foundation


SAMBRO Narrowing the Response Distance in the Maldives

Intricacies of Managing Island Emergencies Placing and maintaining emergency services in each Island, in the Maldives, can be costly for ...

SAMBRO a One-Stop-Shop for the Philippine Media to get Warnings

During the Press Conference, organized by the "CAP on a Map project" in Quezon City, the Philippine Media asked the ...

Teach Myanmar CAP and They will have CAP for Life

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) has championed in implementing and operationalizing their warning and situational-awareness platform, hosted at ...