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Sahana EDEN

License: Open Source

Technologies: Python, Web2Py, Foundation Framework






Help Needed


German to English Translation

Help us by translating this article from German to English. It’s a great piece by a major German broadcaster in …
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Design Volunteer

Currently, we’ve got some great design elements we want implemented in more formats, including: Presentations Business Cards Website Badges Interested? …
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Communications and Media

Sahana has a blog, newsletter and a number of social networking profiles. Help us create and promote great content through …
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Sahana helps organizations and communities prepare for and respond to disasters by providing open source information management tools. Since Sahana began in Sri Lanka in to help coordinate the response to the 2004 Tsunami, it has been deployed in over 25 countries and is currently being used by over 2,000 users from 9 organizations. You can deploy it yourself or have a professional deploy it for you.
The Sahana Software Foundation (SSF) maintains a list of professional service providers. If you deploy it yourself, or have questions about Sahana software in general, post them to our Forum.


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Sahana Foundation

Open Source Disaster Management Software

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 question, “how would the new system help Philippines?” The new […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: September 22, 2016, 1:37 am
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 Workshop Intro To discuss the next steps and bring […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: September 12, 2016, 8:00 am
Alert Hubs, a Topic at the 2016 CAP Forum Among Experts
Alert Hubs will play a significant role in receiving and sharing early warnings. It was anticipated that each Nation would require to host a National Alert Hub. Those Alert Hubs […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:00 am
Work has started on Mobile Disaster Pictographs
30% of the Asian and Sub-Saharan populations are low-literate – that means, we cannot really reach them through textual messages. In the case of disaster communication, we clearly do not […]
Author: Lutz Frommberger
Posted: August 23, 2016, 9:58 am
SAMBRO Tested and Myanmar is Ready to Go Live
The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) is now publishing live CAP feeds through their Warning and Situational-Awareness platform. Prior to making the decision to publish live alerts, through […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: August 20, 2016, 4:00 pm
PAGASA Originating and SAMBRO Relaying CAP Warning Messages in the Philippines
Originate and Relay Alerts Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astrological Service Administration (PAGASA) and the Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) systems’ interoperability was tested during the controlled-exercise in Manila, Philippines […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: July 23, 2016, 7:59 pm
None Forgotten with Sahana Situational-Awareness – Maldives!
A Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Health Protection Agency (HPA), and the Maldives Red Crescent Society (MRCS) concern was: why the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and the National Disaster Management Center […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: July 13, 2016, 3:54 am
Myanmar Loving the SAMBRO Mobile APP
We conducted controlled-exercises in the Nyaungdon and Kunyangong Townships in Myanmar. The SAMBRO mobile app was exciting to the participating emergency firs-responders. The number of participants grew from 10 to […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: July 10, 2016, 1:00 am
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 […]
Author: Devin Balkind
Posted: May 31, 2016, 1:01 am
Geocodes important to Philippines in their Early Warning
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) requires that the targeted alert area is defined. The CAP areaDesc (i.e. the area Description) is a mandatory element. Whereas the polygon element in CAP […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: May 15, 2016, 3:00 pm
Sahana Resource Management System for Telecom Operators
Nepal Earthquake did not affect their telecommunications relative to the damages and losses in other sectors. Nevertheless, they faced the challenge of managing the crisis; especially, with restoring communication services.The […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: March 26, 2016, 8:20 pm
Myanmar trained their SAMBRO Users
Myanmar SAMBRO Users pose with their situational-awareness map in the backdrop. After two days of training (25 & 26 Feb, 2016), they now have a better understanding as to how […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: March 7, 2016, 8:26 pm
Major German Broadcaster to German Federal Government: Use Sahana for Refugee Data
German volunteers using free/libre/open source Sahana software are successfully managing refugee information in Manheim, Germany while the German Federal government, using antiquated proprietary software, are struggling with the issue. The […]
Author: Devin Balkind
Posted: February 29, 2016, 8:20 pm
Enticing Nepali Engineering Students with Sahana
Biplov Bhandari (Researcher and Sahana Developer @ AIT) and I (Nuwan) had the opportunity to present our Sahana work in Nepal. This was at the recently held 6th Mahotsav IT Festival […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: January 17, 2016, 1:35 pm
2015 End of Year Update
In the past, only the biggest NGOs and best-funded government agencies could afford custom information management systems designed specifically for disaster management. Thanks to you, the Sahana community, we are […]
Author: Devin Balkind
Posted: December 31, 2015, 8:18 pm
CAP Implementation Workshop 2015: Rendering Agents Setting the Course
This year had many Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) message aggregation organizations present their stories in complementing the delivery of early warnings. Everyone is mostly interested in doing public warning. Sahana […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: September 27, 2015, 9:34 pm
Training of Trainer Workshop Final Day with ESCAP
The final day of the Training of Master Trainers Workshop was primarily interactions with the CAP on a Map project UNESCAP Program Officer: Mr. Alf Blikberg. The participants had the […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: September 19, 2015, 6:00 pm
One week after, SAMBRO Users asking for more of Sahana
“You guys have put in a lot of thought in to the SAMBRO design“, a participant said. The first week of the Training of Trainer program had the participants learn […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: September 10, 2015, 5:05 am
Training of SAMBRO Trainers
Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) continues to mature; especially with the Maldives, Myanmar, and Philippine implementations. Trainees from the three countries belonging to their Meteorological and Disaster Management Agencies […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: September 3, 2015, 10:03 am
Few weeks after the workshop Myanmar faces massive floods
Two weeks after the ‘CAP on a Map‘ project kick-off workshop, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology got busy responding to the massive floods – “Heavy seasonal rains caused flooding […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: August 20, 2015, 2:04 am
Philippines is ready, set, go with CAP on a Map
The Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) are three agencies of […]
Author: Nuwan Waidyanatha
Posted: June 18, 2015, 9:47 am
SahanaCamp Turkey
Turkey recently hosted the latest SahanaCamp, that magical blend of humanitarians and techie folks coming together to work on solving information management problems. Elvan Cantekin, General Manager at the MAG Foundation has […]
Author: Fran Boon
Posted: June 15, 2015, 3:08 am
Sahana Nepal Earthquake SitRep 3
The Sahana Software Foundation has deployed an instance of the Sahana Open Source Disaster Management Software server to provide a flexible solution for organizations and communities to respond to the Nepal […]
Author: Michael Howden
Posted: May 1, 2015, 9:57 pm
Sahana Nepal Earthquake SitRep 2
We have been stepping up our coordination efforts and engaging with folks in Nepal and from around the world who are interested in using Sahana to support the response to […]
Author: Michael Howden
Posted: April 29, 2015, 3:16 pm
Sahana Nepal Earthquake SitRep 1
As you are probably aware a 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal on 25th April causing 2,288 deaths and injuring over 5,500 people [1]. Sahana is already being used in Nepal by both […]
Author: Michael Howden
Posted: April 27, 2015, 2:52 am


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