Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times Calls Sahana one of the “Solutions under our nose for better crisis co-ordination”

Recent floods in Sri Lanka have local media asking aloud why Sahana software, which was originally created in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami, isn’t being used by the government to help ease persistent coordination problems.

Sahana Director Nuwan Wadyanatha is quotes multiple times in the article. One key quote is pasted below.

Pic by Indika Handuwala courtesy of the Sunday Times
Pic by Indika Handuwala courtesy of the Sunday Times

“If policy-makers were to realise that large-scale crisis management is simply a scale-up of small-scale emergency management, and if systems are implemented for managing day-to-day emergencies, then those same systems that are integrated into daily practices could be used to manage the one-off crises, Mr. Wadyanatha pointed out, noting that Sahana software could have helped to manage the current crisis.”

Read the entire article on the Sunday Times website.


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