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Sahana Foundation’s Response to Haiti Earthquake


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Sahana Foundation’s Response to Haiti Earthquake

  1. 1. Sahana Foundation’s Response to Haiti Earthquake 3 July 2010, Sahana Camp Fran Boon [email_address]
  2. 2. Tuesday, 12 January 2010
  3. 3. Rapidly-changing requirements <ul><li>Missing Person Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Organization Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Management </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Registry </li></ul><ul><li>WFP: Food Request Portal </li></ul>
  4. 4. Missing Person Registry <ul><li>We persuaded the response community to standardize on PFIF as a tool for interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Google provided a multilingual widget for embedding into sites </li></ul><ul><li>US National Library of Medicine built a Sahana front-end called iWall </li></ul>
  5. 5. PFIF
  6. 6. Mapping <ul><li>High-resolution Satellite Imagery available quickly (26 hrs) </li></ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap volunteers used this & old printed maps to quickly cover Port-au-Prince </li></ul><ul><li>These were made available as basemaps on handheld GPS </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mapping <ul><li>Texts from people trapped under the rubble were geolocated using these maps </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Responders were given coordinates for where to look & had the GPS basemaps </li></ul>
  8. 9. Organization Registry <ul><li>Army of volunteers input data from a multitude of spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We had the best data & it was accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hospital Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We had the best data & it was accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EDXL-HAVE compliant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built in 48 hours! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Request Management <ul><li>‘ Closing the Loop’ for data from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS (4636) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter (Tweak the Tweet) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Matching Requests with Pledges </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds provided by these projects were parsed & put into new UI </li></ul>
  10. 13. Food Requests Portal <ul><li>World Food Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Partners request Food deliveries for their zones </li></ul><ul><li>WFP approves & schedules collection or delivery (with armed escort, where-requested) </li></ul><ul><li>SMS Notifications </li></ul>
  11. 15. Infrastructrure <ul><li>NetHope & Inveneo </li></ul><ul><li>Long-distance WiFi links to provide connectivity for NGOs & Medical teams. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Making Do
  13. 17. Lost in the Clouds