Sahana in Haiti: More rigour, less marketing needed

The Sahana Free and Open Source Disaster Management System in Haiti by Chamindra de Silva and Mark Prustalis appears in ICTD Case Study 2: ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction published UN-APCICT/ESCAP. Though more than half of the essay is a generic description of Sahana, Section 6 onwards deals with the deployment of Sahana in Haiti … Continue reading Sahana in Haiti: More rigour, less marketing needed

Sahana SMS Module – Thoughts and suggestions

I was invited by Lirneasia to a presentation on Sahana's new SMS module yesterday. Lara's live blogging of the event is available here. The module works well and looks nice and is particularly well suited for sending early warning messages to the disaster response network of Sarvodaya around Sri Lanka (there's an acronym for this … Continue reading Sahana SMS Module – Thoughts and suggestions

Strong Angel III – Interview with Chamindra de Silva from Sahana

SA III - Day Three I had a brief conversation with Chamindra de Silva, whose contributions to the Humanitarian ICT Yahoo Group since the development of Sahana make very interesting reading. I asked Chamindra what he was doing at SA III, why he was keen on collaborating with Microsoft in the development of Sahana's interoperability … Continue reading Strong Angel III – Interview with Chamindra de Silva from Sahana