Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit Tool
SAMBRO Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker
Under a well-developed disaster management system, the Disaster Management Organization(s) of a respective country should be aware of and should map every significant emergency incident or risk in the country. Disseminating such information among multiple agencies with disparate systems can be complicated.
Noting that a platform that incorporates the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard may be more likely to interoperate with national and international warning systems, and that the CAP content standard lays out emergency policies and procedures for streamlined information sharing among multiple agencies, international organizations such as the WMO (World Meteorological Organization), ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) are promoting the adoption of common warning standards.
Against this backdrop, the Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) is essentially a Sahana Eden template designed for Multi-Agency Situational-Awareness. Moreover, it adopts the CAP standard for Sahana to interoperate with other warning systems.
The objectives are to deliver the SAMBRO platform to share a common operating picture to improve coordination among multiple-agencies and to enable system administrators, implementers, emergency managers, and other users to easily adopt SAMBRO into their emergency communication practices.