SSF NYC VOADS January 2012


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SSF NYC VOADS January 2012

  1. 1. Making Chaos Manageable “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
  2. 2. Sahana Software FoundationThe Sahana Software Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization dedicated to the mission of saving lives byproviding information management solutions that enableorganizations and communities to better prepare for andrespond 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. First deployed forSri Lanka tsunami response 5
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Core CapabilitiesRequest and ResourceManagement Manages requests, assessments and 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
  8. 8. Sahana Software ProjectsEden – Emergency AgastiDevelopment Environment Vesuvius – provides Lost Supported by a number of Person Finder & Hospital stakeholders, including IFRC, Triage Management (NLM) ADPC, APBV, LA EMD, the Kilauea – provides shelter HELIOS Foundation and others. registration (CUNY/OEM) Flexible rapid application Mayon – provides Emergency development platform with a Resource Management and rich feature set Scenario Planning for large Designed for humanitarian municipalities (CUNY/OEM) organizations and agencies Standards & Interoperability engaged in disaster relief. Promotes adoption of open data standards and interoperability between humanitarian FOSS projects. 8
  9. 9. Technology and FeaturesEnvironments Linux, Windows, OSX PortableApps, VMWareTranslation & 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 9
  10. 10. Major Disaster DeploymentsWildfires in Chile – 2012Hurricane 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 10
  11. 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 11
  12. 12. City of New York Shelter ManagementSahana Mayon – ScenarioManagement Defines: Scenarios Resource Types Facility Groups Staff Requirements Staff Pools and ShiftsSahana Kilauea Family and Individual Registration at Shelters 12
  13. 13. US National Library of Medicine People Locator Project 13
  14. 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 14
  15. 15. Sahana Eden 15
  16. 16. Sahana Eden 16
  17. 17. Proposed SahanaCamp NYC3-4 Day program in late May or early JuneFree for all participantsProgram focused on: Support for jurisdictions and organizations interested adopting Sahana Mayon/Kilauea Introducing Sahana Eden to region – American Red Cross, CERT, VOAD SoCal, LA EMD and IFRC.Goal to build capacity and a local community tosupport Sahana software for your organizations. 17
  18. 18. What is a SahanaCamp?SahanaCamp is a program of the Sahana SoftwareFoundation that provides: understanding of how Sahana Software can help manage information before, during and after disasters a practical technical workshop to provide instruction in how Sahana Software can be deployed within and across organizationsThe SahanaCamp Program is designed to: quick-start deployments of Sahana software build a local support community for local or national emergency and disaster response organizationsWe have held five SahanaCamps: India, Vietnam, Taiwan,Portugal, Los Angeles 18
  19. 19. We are looking for SponsorsOrganizational: Support from stakeholders whoagree to participateSite: We need a donated facility that canaccommodate: 50 persons with tables, internet, power Breakout rooms Food/beverages for breaks/lunchFinancial: need $12,000 for time and travelexpenses of facilitators. 19
  20. 20. Notional SahanaCamp NYC AgendaDay 1 Day 2: Sahana Eden Using Sahana Software Customizing modules Introduction to and Creating modules Demonstration of Day 3: Breakout sessions Sahana Software GIS, Web Services, Brainstorming Deployments, Hosting, Requirements for Localization Organizations Day 4 Sahana Emergency Management System Disaster Simulation Mayon & Kilauea Next Steps SahanaCamp NYC will be followed by a 3-day Code Sprint as part of our Annual Meeting 20
  21. 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 Mark Prutsalis President & CEO, Sahana Software Foundation @SahanaFOSS #Sahana 21