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Sahana Mailing Lists

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Sahana forum

( Register ) The Sahana forum was established to discuss Sahana usage, deployments and specialist areas such as GIS. The main areas are as follows:

  • Forum for User and General Discussions: - General discussion, feedback and and in particular topics on Sahana usage.queries on using the Sahana interface
  • Forum for Support - Do you need help?: - If you have any problems installing or using Sahana post your questions here.
  • Forum for Deployments for a country: - Collaboration on the deployment of Sahana in the a particualr country or sub-continent between NGOs, Gov, etc

queries on installing Sahana

  • Forum for New Module Ideas: - Propose ideas for new or existing Sahana modules and discuss design and implementation
  • Forum for GIS: -Discussion on the Sahana GIS architecture and its interface with other GIS systems

To get access please ask for the shared password for registration from


( Subscribe ) This mailing list exists to discuss the humanitarian and emergency management domain related ICT requirements, problems and solutions. This list is for people who do not want to get involved with the technical details on humanitarian-ICT projects such as Sahana. General discussion items include:

  • Humanitarian and Emergency Management problems where ICT can help
  • High level solution strategies (without too much technical depth)
  • Feedback on Humanitarian-ICT systems from a practitioners point of view
  • Non system/project specific requirements definition for problem areas
  • Humanitarian / EM standards, ontologies discussions
  • Humanitarian-ICT system (e.g. Sahana) adoption and promotion recommendations and support

Please do not get into too much technical detail on this list and reserve that for Sahana-maindev


( Subscribe ) All Sahana contribution related discussions happen on this list, whether it be technical design, coding, QA, documentation, deployment and geeky discussions (even Sahana T-Shirts!). Thus this really represents the project engineering team mailing list. Sahana-maindev discussions include:

  • Sahana development queries, conventions, bugs
  • Sahana architecture, design and schemas
  • Sahana Documentation, theme, bugs and QA discussions
  • Sahana resource discussions (e.g. website, hosting, mailing lists)
  • Sahana standards on development, documentation and QA
  • Sahana fun stuff (T-shirts, mascots, gizmos, logos, etc)
  • Anything under the sun with respect to Sahana contribution

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