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This is the presentation I gave to the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Computer Society to give an overview of Sahana, and plans to set up an NZ Sahana Cluster. Credit to Tim McNamara for the fonts and design that I broadly copied for the presentation. License CC-BY v3.0 (Attribution: Gavin Treadgold).

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  • 1. SAHANADisaster Management System http://sahana.lk/Gavin Treadgold Sahana Board Member Thursday, 27 August 2009

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Avelino J Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense, Philippines after Sahana was deployed may cause loss of life (b)causes or in response to devastating or injury or illness or distress or in any landslides affecting the country. way endangers the safety of the public or property in New Zealand or any part of New Zealand; and (c)cannot be dealt with by emergency services, or otherwise requires a significant and co-ordinated response under this ActCivil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. Thursday, 27 August 2009 4. What is Emergency Management?Reduction Readiness Response Recovery Thursday, 27 August 2009 5. Is there a need forEmergency ManagementInformation Systems? 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In fact, thereReview of theKey Recommendations from the is noFebruary 2004 Flood Event. greater innovation that matters more than that which saves lives.Avelino J Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense, Philippines ICT featured in three of the eleven key recommendationsafter Sahana was deployed in response to devastatinglandslides affecting the country. Thursday, 27 August 2009 7. the information flow betweenlocal, CDEM Group and nationallevels of emergency managementand associated agencies beagreed upon and implemented.Key Recommendation of the Review of the 2004 FloodEvent, known as the "Reid Report" (Ministry of Civil DefenceA low barrier of entry is essential& Emergency Management, 2004, p 5) Can Sahana met it?While SAHANA cannot to be all thethen, the NewIf something good is solve had,problems willa argue, let it is anspread as widely asZealander in disaster, it bepossible. The more who can participate, the better.excellent tool ... It is technologythat Michael Lipson. The Politics of Equality New ZealandLeslie can help many people in aAdventures in Democracy (1948).disaster. In fact, there is nogreater innovation that mattersmore than that which saves lives.Avelino J Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense, Philippinesafter Sahana was deployed in response to devastatinglandslides affecting the country. Thursday, 27 August 2009 8. Free and open source software not only lowers barriers and increases participation,but it fits well with the collaborative ethos ofemergency management. Thursday, 27 August 2009 9. Commercial organisations essentialto widespread deployment of SahanaDeploymentTraining & Exercising Support Customisation & Integrationwith existing systemsContinuity and IT Disaster Recovery Surge capacity during emergencies Thursday, 27 August 2009 10. and associated agencies beagreed upon and implemented.Key Recommendation of the Review of the 2004 FloodEvent, known as the "Reid Report" (Ministry of Civil Defence& Emergency Management, 2004, p 5)Academia Humanitarian FOSS Can Sahana met it?... feedback suggests that engaging students in HFOSS projectsWhile SAHANA cannot solve all theproblems inaa more constructive perception of the craft ofhelps foster disaster, it is anexcellent toolandIt is technology while generally reducingprogramming ... problem solvingthe computing-is-coding misconception.that can help many people in adisaster. In al. Revitalising Computing Education Through Free and OpenRalph Morelli et fact, there is nogreater innovation that matters of the ACM (August 2009).Source Software for Humanity. Communications more than that which saves lives.Avelino J Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense, Philippinesafter Sahana was deployed in response to devastatinglandslides affecting the country.Trinity Colleges HFOSS Program developed theVolunteer Management module for Sahana Thursday, 27 August 2009 11. First attempt at an open source EMIS in 2003,resulted in complete failure...... due to an inability to build momentum Thursday, 27 August 2009 12. 26 December 2004 in Sri Lankaprovided the catalyst Stemmed from a desire to help their countrymen using their skills to provide a tool for recovery. The development model? Chaos400 ICT volunteersFirst week saw continuous 24hr developmentMajor releases were almost daily Key tools producedMissing Persons RegistryOrganisation RegistryRequest Management SystemCamp Registry Thursday, 27 August 2009 13. Early Stages of Development PDA/iPhone Integration Disaster Victim IdenticationThees modules are at a formative s Dashboard Viewsdevelopment. They're being aggresSahana Phase 1 Inventory Management worked on, but are currently not ybe utilised because of a lack of sta Logistics Management Image Categorisation Duplicate Record Identification Thursday, 27 August 2009 14. information system to integrate Early Stages ofthe information flow betweenDevelopmentPDA/iPhone Integrationlocal, CDEM Group and nationalDisaster VictimIdenticationlevels of emergency managementDashboard Views Thees modules are at a formative s development. They're being aggres worked on, but are currently not yand associated agencies beInventory ManagementLogistics Management be utilised because of a lack of sta agreed upon and implemented.Image CategorisationDuplicate Record Key Recommendation of the Review of the 2004 Flood IdentificationEvent, known as the "Reid Report" (Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, 2004, p 5) an Sahana met it? While SAHANA cannot solve allmanagement system NEVER build a disaster the problems in a disaster, it is an from scratchItduring a disaster again! excellent tool ... is technology Chamindra de Silva, Member of the Sahana Board, and first Chair that Sahanahelp many people in a of the can Project Management Committee. disaster. In fact, there is no greater innovation that matters more than that which saves lives.Avelino J Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense, Philippinesafter Sahana was deployed in response to devastatinglandslides affecting the country.Thursday, 27 August 2009 15. Real-Time Mapping Common Alerting Protocol Manager Situational Awarenes GPS Integration Up and coming modules are consid Emergency Housing safe for 'dry runs only'. They probab Manager been used in an actual disaster yet, Disease Monitoringregularly used in exercises and scenSahana Phase 2 Data SynchronizationEarly Stages ofFunded InternshipsDevelopmentPDA/iPhone IntegrationWorkshopDisaster VictimIdentication Thees modules are at a foDashboard Viewsdevelopment. They're beInventory Management worked on, but are curre Complete rewriteLogistics Management be utilised because of a l Image CategorisationDuplicate RecordIdentification JANUARI 2003 METODENH En sammanfattniThursday, 27 August 2009 16. Sahana Governance Lanka Software Foundation(2005-2009) Conference, BarCamp & BoardMeeting Colombo, March2009 Community-proposed plan toLSF to accept ownership Transition Board to manageFoundation Formation Thursday, 27 August 2009 17. Mature Missing Person Finder Internally DisplacedSahana Development Persons Monitor Request and Aid Mature modules have been success Shelter Manager deployed ove