Sahana Reponse to Haiti Earthquake

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  • 1. Sahana Foundations Response to Haiti Earthquake 3 July 2010, Sahana Camp Fran Boon [email_address]

2. Tuesday, 12 January 2010 3. Rapidly-changing requirements

  • Missing Person Registry
  • Mapping
  • Organization Registry
  • Hospital Management
  • Volunteer Registry
  • WFP: Food Request Portal

4. Missing Person Registry

  • We persuaded the response community to standardize on PFIF as a tool for interoperability
  • Google provided a multilingual widget for embedding into sites
  • US National Library of Medicine built a Sahana front-end called iWall

5. PFIF 6. Mapping

  • High-resolution Satellite Imagery available quickly (26 hrs)
  • OpenStreetMap volunteers used this & old printed maps to quickly cover Port-au-Prince
  • These were made available as basemaps on handheld GPS

7. Mapping

  • Texts from people trapped under the rubble were geolocated using these maps
  • 1 stResponders were given coordinates for where to look & had the GPS basemaps

8. 9. Organization Registry

  • Army of volunteers input data from a multitude of spreadsheets
    • We had the best data & it was accessible
  • Hospital Management
    • We had the best data & it was accessible
    • EDXL-HAVE compliant
  • Volunteer Management
    • Built in 48 hours!

10. 11. Request Management

  • Closing the Loop for data from:
    • SMS(4636)
    • Twitter(Tweak the Tweet)
  • Matching Requests with Pledges
  • RSS feeds provided by these projects were parsed & put into new UI

12. 13. Food Requests Portal

  • World Food Programme
  • Implementing Partners request Food deliveries for their zones
  • WFP approves & schedules collection or delivery (with armed escort, where-requested)
  • SMS Notifications

14. 15. Infrastructrure

  • NetHope&Inveneo
  • Long-distance WiFi links to provide connectivity for NGOs & Medical teams.

16. Making Do 17. Lost in the Clouds