Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO)

Project Runtime: 2015 – 2016

Funded by: UNESCAP

Partners: Sahana Software Foundation, Asian Institute of Technology



SAMBRO is based on the “Cap on a Map” project to improve coastal resilience through a cross-agency situatioanal-awareness platform in Myanmar, Philippines, and Maldives.

SAMBRO makes use of an International warning standard to bridge the last mile and bring efficiency to early warning practices. Built on the Sahana Eden framework, SAMBRO is a messaging broker designed to Publish and Subscribe Common Alerting Protocol (CAP V1.2) warnings fostering all-Hazard all-Media warnings.

I joined the project to coordinate a prototypical mobile client for Android and iOS with a small team of developers at AIT in Bangkok. SAMBRO is under active use in Myanmar, Philippines, and Maldives.


Related Literature


Waidyanatha, Nuwan; Bhandari, Biplov; Frommberger, Lutz

Usability and Acceptability of the Sahana Situational-Awareness Platform in Myanmar, Maldives, and the Philippines Conference

Communication Policy Research South (CPRsouth2017), 2017.

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Waidyanatha, Nuwan; Bhandari, Biplov; Frommberger, Lutz

ITU X.1303 International Warning Standard: Lessons from an Asian Implementation Journal Article

In: Journal of ICT Standardisation (JICTS), vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 177-198, 2017, ISSN: 2245-800X.

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Bhandari, Biplov; Marthafifsa, Angga Bayu; Hazarika, Manzul Kumar; Boon, Francis; Frommberger, Lutz; Waidyanatha, Nuwan

Intricacies of implementing an ITU-T X.1303 cross-agency situational-awareness platform in Maldives, Myanmar, and the Philippines Conference

ITU Kaleidoscope: ICTs for a Sustainable World (ITU WT), IEEE, 2016, (Best Paper Award).

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