Transcript of "Sahana Software Foundation Overview Brief"
“No innovation matters more than that which saves lives”Avelino J. Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines on the use of Sahana following disastrous mudslides in 2005 1
Sahana Software FoundationThe Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to themission of saving lives by providing informationmanagement solutions that enable organizations andcommunities to better prepare for and respond to disasters.We develop free and open source software and provideservices that help solve concrete problems and bringefficiencies to disaster response coordination betweengovernments, aid organizations, civil society and the victimsthemselves. 2
Sahana SoftwareSahana free and open source software helps bringefficiencies to disaster response coordination: Reuniting separated families through registering missing and found persons Tracking and managing requests for help from individuals and organizations Tracking organizations and programs responding to the disaster, including the coverage and balance in the distribution of aid, providing transparency Enabling relevant sharing of information across organizations, connecting donors, volunteers, NGOs, and government organizations, enabling them to operate as one Primary focus is always to help victims 3
The Historic Trigger: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake & TsunamiAt least 226,000 deadUp to 5 million peoplelost their homes, oraccess to food andwater1 million people leftwithout a means tomake a livingAt least $7.5 billion inthe cost of damages “Facts and Figures: Asian Tsunami Disaster” New Scientist, 20 January 2005 4
Core CapabilitiesOrganization & VolunteerRegistry Understanding 4W: “Who What Where When”: Maintains data (contacts, services) of groups, organizations, staff, and volunteers responding to the disasterMissing Persons /Disaster Victims Registry Helps track and find missing and found, deceased, injured and displaced people and families 6
Core CapabilitiesRequest and ResourceManagement Manages all requests, assessments and incident reports and helps match commitments for support, donations, aid and supplies through to fulfillmentGeospatial Analysis Provides situational awareness of all important locations to the disaster response, such as shelters, hospitals, warehouses, incident reports, and assessments. 7
Sahana Software ProjectsEden – Emergency AgastiDevelopment Environment Vesuvius – Developed by US Supported by a number of National Library of Medicine – stakeholders, including IFRC, provides Lost Person Finder & ADPC, APBV, the HELIOS Hospital Triage Management Foundation and others. Mayon – Developed by City Flexible rapid application University of New York or NYC development platform with a OEM – provides Emergency rich feature set Resource Management and Scenario Planning for large Designed for humanitarian municipalities organizations and agencies engaged in disaster relief. Standards & Interoperability Promotes adoption of open data standards and interoperability between humanitarian FOSS projects. 8
Technology and FeaturesEnvironments Linux, Windows, OSX Portable App, VMTranslation & Localization Pootle, Character Sets Right-to-left scriptingOpen Data Standards KML, WMS, GeoRSS, WPS EDXL, CAP, JSON, XMLMobile Accessibility J2ME, HTML 5, Xforms JavaRosa, OCR, NetBooks XO Laptops 10
Major Disaster DeploymentsHurricane Irene in New York – 2011Tornado in Joplin, Missouri - 2011Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan – 2011Christchurch Earthquake in New Zealand - 2011Flooding in Colombia – 2011Flooding in Venezuela – 2010Flooding in Pakistan – 2010Hurricane in Veracruz, Mexico – 2010Earthquake in Chile – 2010Earthquake in Haiti – 2010Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar – 2008Chengdu-Sitzuan Province Earthquake, China – 2008Bihar Floods, India – 2008Ica Earthquake, Peru – 2007Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh – 2007Yogjakarta Earthquake, Indonesia – 2006Landslides in the Philippines– 2005Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistan – 2005Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami in Sri Lanka – 2004 11
Pre-Disaster DeploymentsCity of Los Angeles* – 2011LirneAsia, Freedom Phone & EDXL, in Sri Lanka - 2011APBV (Bombeiros)* in Portugal - 2011IFRC Asia Pacific Disaster Management Unit – 2010Philippines Red Cross in the Philippines – 2010SahanaTaiwan*, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan – 2010Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand – 2010National Disaster Relief Services Center, Sri Lanka – 2010National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) inIndonesia – 2009National Disaster Coordinating Council in the Philippines – 2009US National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland - 2009LirneAsia, Bio-Surveillance, Sri Lanka and India - 2008Sarvodaya (NGO), Sri Lanka – 2008Office of Emergency Management in New York City – 2007 12
City of New York Shelter ManagementSahana Mayon – ScenarioManagement Defines: Scenarios Resource Types Facility Groups Staff Requirements Staff Pools and ShiftsSahana Vesuvius Family and Individual Registration at Shelters 13
US National Library of Medicine People Locator Project 14
US National Library of Medicine People Locator ProjectSahana Vesuvius Event Manager Report a Person Web or Email Edit Full Person Record Search for a Person PFIF Interoperability with Google Person FinderTriagePicReUnite iPhone App LIVE SITE atHTTP://PL.NLM.NIH.GOV 15
AwardsGartner Inc. Cool Vendor in Risk Management and Compliance –2010Best Practices Award from Public Private Businesses, Inc. –2010Sourceforge Community Choice Awards Best Project forGovernment Finalist – 2009Free Software Foundation Award for Social Benefit – 2006Sand Hill Group Good Samaritan Award – 2006Sourceforge Project of the Month – June 2006User Award from Red Hat Summit – 2005 18
Case StudiesUN Foundation: Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing inHumanitarian Emergencies, 2011ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction 2, Asian Pacific Training Centre for Informationand Communications Technology for Development, 2010Gartner Inc.: Sahana: Humanitarian Disaster Management and CollaborationSystem, June 16, 2010.ISCRAM: The Sahana Software Foundation response to the 2010 HaitiEarthquake - 2010UNESCAP Technical Paper: A Case Study of the Sahana Disaster ManagementSystem of Sri Lanka – 2009Communications of the ACM (CACM): Revitalizing Computing Education ThroughFree and Open Source Software for Humanity – 2009Disaster Resource Guide Quarterly: New Open Source Software Could GreatlyImprove Federal and State Disaster Relief Operations – 2008Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme ePrimer: ICT for DisasterManagement – 2007CACM: Open Source Software for Disaster Management - 2007UNDP IOSN Case Study on Sahana – 2006BBC Documentary, The Codebreakers – 2006 19
The Sahana CommunityA unique global voluntaryteam of developers andexperts: Emergency Managers Relief Workers Experienced FOSS Developers ICT Specialists Researchers Global collaboration for the Humanitarian Activists global public good Medical and Public Health Professionals 20
SSF Community Development ProgramsOur Vision is to build and sustain a global open andcollaborative community of contributors toinformation and communications technologies fordisaster management. To this end, we support: Google Summer of Code / Google Code-In RHoK / GWOB Hackathons Grace Hopper Celebration Codeathon for Humanity HFOSS Project & ISCRAM Partnership SahanaCamps GET INVOLVED TODAY! 21
Free and Open Source Software ProjectsFreedom to use, analyze, modify and re-distribute Available for everybody at no cost Open for research and developmentCollaboratively developed by a Global community Sahana Software Foundation http://SahanaFoundation.org Info@SahanaFoundation.org @SahanaFOSS #Sahana http://www.slideshare.net/SahanaFOSS 23
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