Sahana Mailing Lists

The information below describes and captures the relevance of various topics to different mailing lists. Please read our guideline on mailing list etiquette to better help you work well with the community.

Please read the scope of each of the mailing lists below and do your best not to cross-post between mailing lists (but once copied do not remove mailing lists either). If in doubt send your email to

General Sahana Discussion Forums

Sahana-User / (subscribe) A mailing list for users and administrators of Sahana. All Sahana queries and issues with regard to an understanding, using and administering the Sahana application can be directed to this forum. Queries can include:

  • Queries on understanding the Sahana application
  • Discussions collaborating on configuring and deploying Sahana
  • User feedback on how to better the Sahana application
  • User surveys and general feedback

You do not need to subscribe to this list to ask questions, however questions from unsubscribed individuals will be moderated before it gets submitted to the list due to spam. If so please allow 24 hours for moderation.

If however you post is related to a Sahana product or website vulnerability please post it to the Sahana security team at to send this privately until the the vulnerability is resolved and a fix published.

Sahana-Discuss / ( subscribe) This is a general discussion list for all Sahana official, unofficial and wannabe Sahana contributors. All contributors should be registered on this list as it represents the common forum where all major discussions regarding Sahaana will be made. It is also the catch-all forum for any topic that is not within scope of the other mailing lists. Discussions include:

  • Disaster response related discussions where Sahana is being deployed
  • Community building and event discussions
  • Requirements clarifications and domain discussions
  • Security related discussions
  • Sahana foundation policy discussions
  • Infrastructure discussions
  • Common Sahana project base development standards related discussions
  • Cross sahana-project interop related discussions
  • Sahana fun stuff (T-shirts, mascots, gizmos, logos, etc)
  • Anything else not covered by the others

Sahana Technical Forums

Sahana is now represented by multiple projects. Sahana-Agasti is a PHP/Symphony based disaster management system, whilst Sahana-Eden is a Python/Web2Py based project. They both have different strengths and focuses and you should pick the project you are interested in contributing.

Sahana-Agasti and Sahana-Eden development forums

Sahana development projects:

  • Sahana-Agasti (PHP): (subscribe)
  • Sahana-Eden (Python): (subscribe)

Scope of discussions on technical development lists:

  • project specific development discussions
  • project specific bugs resolutions
  • development mentorship on the language and framework and project specific development items
  • release management and packaging discussions

Sahana-Localization ( subscribe ) All Sahana queries and issues with regard to localization or translation efforts for the Sahana application can be directed to this forum. Discussion can include:

  • Discussions on translating and localizing Sahana to different countries
  • Queries on understanding the translation work flow
  • Discussions collaborating with team members or people working on a language already
  • User surveys and general feedback on the whole translation process.

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