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Sahana Software Foundation Overview Brief

  1. 1. “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
  2. 2. Sahana Software Foundation The Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. We develop free and open source software and provide services that help solve concrete problems and bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and the victims themselves. 2
  3. 3. Sahana Software Sahana free and open source software helps bring efficiencies 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 & Tsunami At least 226,000 dead Up to 5 million people lost their homes, or access to food and water 1 million people left without a means to make a living At least $7.5 billion in the cost of damages “Facts and Figures: Asian Tsunami Disaster” New Scientist, 20 January 2005 4
  5. 5. First deployed for Sri Lanka tsunami response 5
  6. 6. Core Capabilities Organization & Volunteer Registry Understanding 4W: “Who What Where When”: Maintains data (contacts, services) of groups, organizations, staff, and volunteers responding to the disaster Missing Persons / Disaster Victims Registry Helps track and find missing and found, deceased, injured and displaced people and families 6
  7. 7. Core Capabilities Request and Resource Management Manages all requests, assessments and incident reports and helps match commitments for support, donations, aid and supplies through to fulfillment Geospatial 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 Projects Eden – Emergency Agasti Development 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
  9. 9. Sahana Software Capabilities Sahana Eden Sahana Mayon Organization Registry Facility Management Project Tracking Resource Assignment Human Resources Scenario Planning Volunteers & Staff Inventory Management Sahana Vesuvius Donations Management Asset Management Missing Persons Reporting Assessments Victim Registration Scenarios & Events Triage Management Mapping Messaging 9
  10. 10. Technology and Features Environments Linux, Windows, OSX Portable App, VM Translation & Localization Pootle, Character Sets Right-to-left scripting Open Data Standards KML, WMS, GeoRSS, WPS EDXL, CAP, JSON, XML Mobile Accessibility J2ME, HTML 5, Xforms JavaRosa, OCR, NetBooks XO Laptops 10
  11. 11. Major Disaster Deployments Hurricane Irene in New York – 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri - 2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan – 2011 Christchurch Earthquake in New Zealand - 2011 Flooding in Colombia – 2011 Flooding in Venezuela – 2010 Flooding in Pakistan – 2010 Hurricane in Veracruz, Mexico – 2010 Earthquake in Chile – 2010 Earthquake in Haiti – 2010 Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar – 2008 Chengdu-Sitzuan Province Earthquake, China – 2008 Bihar Floods, India – 2008 Ica Earthquake, Peru – 2007 Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh – 2007 Yogjakarta Earthquake, Indonesia – 2006 Landslides in the Philippines– 2005 Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistan – 2005 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami in Sri Lanka – 2004 11
  12. 12. Pre-Disaster Deployments City of Los Angeles* – 2011 LirneAsia, Freedom Phone & EDXL, in Sri Lanka - 2011 APBV (Bombeiros)* in Portugal - 2011 IFRC Asia Pacific Disaster Management Unit – 2010 Philippines Red Cross in the Philippines – 2010 SahanaTaiwan*, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan – 2010 Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand – 2010 National Disaster Relief Services Center, Sri Lanka – 2010 National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) in Indonesia – 2009 National Disaster Coordinating Council in the Philippines – 2009 US National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland - 2009 LirneAsia, Bio-Surveillance, Sri Lanka and India - 2008 Sarvodaya (NGO), Sri Lanka – 2008 Office of Emergency Management in New York City – 2007 12
  13. 13. City of New York Shelter Management Sahana Mayon – Scenario Management Defines: Scenarios Resource Types Facility Groups Staff Requirements Staff Pools and Shifts Sahana Vesuvius Family and Individual Registration at Shelters 13
  14. 14. US National Library of Medicine People Locator Project 14
  15. 15. US National Library of Medicine People Locator Project Sahana Vesuvius Event Manager Report a Person Web or Email Edit Full Person Record Search for a Person PFIF Interoperability with Google Person Finder TriagePic ReUnite iPhone App LIVE SITE at HTTP://PL.NLM.NIH.GOV 15
  16. 16. Sahana Eden 16
  17. 17. Sahana Eden 17
  18. 18. Awards Gartner Inc. Cool Vendor in Risk Management and Compliance – 2010 Best Practices Award from Public Private Businesses, Inc. – 2010 Sourceforge Community Choice Awards Best Project for Government Finalist – 2009 Free Software Foundation Award for Social Benefit – 2006 Sand Hill Group Good Samaritan Award – 2006 Sourceforge Project of the Month – June 2006 User Award from Red Hat Summit – 2005 18
  19. 19. Case Studies UN Foundation: Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies, 2011 ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction 2, Asian Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communications Technology for Development, 2010 Gartner Inc.: Sahana: Humanitarian Disaster Management and Collaboration System, June 16, 2010. ISCRAM: The Sahana Software Foundation response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake - 2010 UNESCAP Technical Paper: A Case Study of the Sahana Disaster Management System of Sri Lanka – 2009 Communications of the ACM (CACM): Revitalizing Computing Education Through Free and Open Source Software for Humanity – 2009 Disaster Resource Guide Quarterly: New Open Source Software Could Greatly Improve Federal and State Disaster Relief Operations – 2008 Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme ePrimer: ICT for Disaster Management – 2007 CACM: Open Source Software for Disaster Management - 2007 UNDP IOSN Case Study on Sahana – 2006 BBC Documentary, The Codebreakers – 2006 19
  20. 20. The Sahana Community A unique global voluntary team of developers and experts: 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
  21. 21. SSF Community Development Programs Our Vision is to build and sustain a global open and collaborative community of contributors to information and communications technologies for disaster 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
  22. 22. Sahana Partners & Stakeholders 22
  23. 23. Free and Open Source Software Projects Freedom to use, analyze, modify and re-distribute Available for everybody at no cost Open for research and development Collaboratively 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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