Sahana Software Foundation

Los Angeles, CA   |  http://sahanafoundation.org

Mission

The Mission of the Sahana Software Foundation is to help alleviate human suffering by giving emergency managers, disaster response professionals and communities access to the information that they need to better prepare for and respond to disasters through the development and promotion of free and open source software and open standards.

Ruling year info

2012

President & CEO

Mark Prutsalis

Main address

350 South Figueroa Street, Suite 437

Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA

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EIN

27-0596562

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (M02)

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Software Development Program

The core activity of the Sahana Software Foundation is to support software development by hosting the infrastructure and tools used by software developers, leading core framework development to ensure quality, consistency and security, and maintaining the code base.  The Software Development Program is designed to expand the utility of capabilities of Sahana software based on robust user and stakeholder organization feedback, written procedures and documentation, and maintenance of and responsibility for the overall quality of Sahana software products.  The goal of the Software Development Program is to provide essential support and maintenance to the code base and to user organizations to ensure the successful professionalization and usage of Sahana software as a requisite part of disaster response and preparedness globally.

Population(s) Served

The main goal of the SahanaCamp program is to quick start deployments of Sahana software while building a local support community for local or national emergency and disaster response organizations.  A SahanaCamp is typically held over a 2- to 4-day period and provides a variety of experiences for attendees to work with Sahana software from both a user and a technical perspective.  This includes: 
an understanding of how Sahana software can help manage information before, during and after disasters;
a practical technical workshop to provide instruction in how Sahana software can be deployed within and across organizations;
a forum to discuss and share best practices in the use of information tools for disaster and emergency management, which may include simulations and exercises.

Population(s) Served

One purpose of the Sahana Software Foundation is to promote the adoption of Sahana software, the principles of humanitarian free and open source software, and collaborative open source approaches to disaster information manangement.  The goal of the Sahana Advocacy Program is to fundamentally transform the way disaster response occurs through innovative solutions to coordination challenges.  Through the Sahana Ontology Project, we will seek to address the needs of government agencies, humanitarian organizations and communities to be able to aggregate and federate data from multiple sources by maintaining a published disaster management information systems ontology as a means for understanding and enabling interoperability between disaster management information systems.

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Awards

Honors Laureate, Grand Prize Finalist, Human Services 2013

ComputerWorld

Cool Vendor in Risk Management and Compliance 2010

Gartner, Inc.

Best Practices Award 2010

Public Private Businesses, Inc.

Award for Social Benefit 2006

Free Software Foundation

Financials

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Sahana Software Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2013
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martin Thomsen

Danish Emergency Management Agency

Term: June 2013 - June 2014

Mark Prutsalis President & CEO

Globaliist Inc.

Brent Woodworth Director

Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation

Louiqa Raschid CFO / Treasurer

University of Maryland

Martin Thomsen Chair

Danish Emergency Management Agency

Leslie Hawthorn Director

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Chamindra de Silva Director

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Michael Howden Secretary

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