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SSF Open World Forum 2011

  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 Mark Prutsalis President & CEO, Sahana Software Foundation 2011 Open World Forum 23 September 2011
  2. 2. 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
  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 DonationsManagement 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
  8. 8. Functionality OverviewSituation Awareness Person Management Geospatial Database Person Registry Situation Mapping Victim Tracking & Tracing Charts & Reporting Disaster Victim Identification Assessment Collection Missing Persons Registry Situation & Incident Reporting Biosurveillance Aid Management Organization RegistryResource Management Shelter Registry Volunteer and Staff Management Request Management Scenario Planning Project Tracking and Management Communications & Alerting Logistics Management E-mail & SMS Inventory Management Mobile Apps (iPhone & Android) Hospital Management Alerting System (CAP) Food Aid Request Management Alert Aggregation Donations Management 8
  9. 9. Sahana Software ProjectsEden – Emergency AgastiDevelopment Environment Vesuvius – Developed by US flexible rapid application National Library of Medicine – development platform with a provides Lost Person Finder & rich feature set Hospital Triage Management capabilities include: logistics, Mayon – Developed by City staffing and volunteers, University of New York or NYC organizations, hospitals, OEM – provides Emergency shelters, assessments, incident Resource Management and reports, disaster victim Scenario Planning for large identification, donations municipalities management, mapping, Standards & Interoperability messaging, person finder. designed for humanitarian Promotes adoption of open organizations and agencies data standards and engaged in disaster relief. interoperability between humanitarian FOSS projects. 9
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Pre-Disaster DeploymentsBombeiros in Portugal - 2011IFRC Asia Pacific Disaster Management Unit – 2010Philippines Red Cross in the Philippines – 2010SahanaTaiwan, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan – 2010Asia 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
  13. 13. City of New York Office of Emergency ManagementShelter Management System 13
  14. 14. City of New York Shelter ManagementSahana Mayon – Scenario Management Defines: Scenarios Resource Types Facility Groups Staff Requirements Staff Pools and ShiftsSahana Vesuvius Family and Individual Registration at Shelters 14
  15. 15. US National Library of Medicine People Locator Project 15
  16. 16. Sahana Vesuvius CapabilitiesEvent ManagerReport a Person (Web Form)Full Person Record & EditsTriagePicSearch for a PersonReport a Person by E-mailReUnite iPhone AppPFIF Interoperability with Google Person Finder 16
  17. 17. TriagePic 17
  18. 18. Searching for a Person 18
  19. 19. ReUnite 19
  20. 20. 2011 Sendai (Japan) Earthquake & TsunamiSahana Japan Team: Hyogontech IBM Japan SSF Sahana Eden >1200 shelters Organizations Soup Kitchens Volunteer Activities 20
  21. 21. http://Sahana.Jp/Eden 21
  22. 22. Sahana.Jp Mapping Shelters,Organization, Soup Kitchens... 22
  23. 23. 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 Redhat Summit – 2005 23
  24. 24. 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 24
  25. 25. 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 25
  26. 26. 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! 26
  27. 27. Sahana Partners & Stakeholders 27
  28. 28. 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 @SahanaFOSS #Sahana 28