The Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. Brett Woodworth, Chair of the Sahana Foundation, will preview this free and open source software for better disaster preparedness and response.
Originally developed by members of the Sri Lankan IT community in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Sahana software grew into a global free and open source software project supported by hundreds of volunteer contributors from dozens of countries.
More than 200 members strong, the foundation develops free and open source software and provides services that bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and the victims themselves, such as:
- 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 in the response effort
- Enabling relevant sharing of information across organizations, connecting donors, volunteers, NGOs, and government organizations, enabling them to operate as one.
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