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DHIS2 Academy: Advanced DHIS2 Design - Level 2

University of Oslo and HISP Ethiopia are delighted to announce the Level 2 Academy on Advanced Design Academy to be held from the 23rd to 27th October 2023 at the Elilly Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

About the Academy

DHIS2 Academy: Advanced DHIS2 Design - Level 2

This new course will focus on advanced configuration concepts and principles that are required to manage DHIS2 at scale, including covering some of the issues which are not included in any other level 1 or 2 Academies, such as:

  • mporting metadata/data
  • User management at scale
  • Managing system settings
  • Setting up sync between dev and prod instances
  • Sharing at scale
  • Metadata integrity

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key skills required within a DHIS2 technical implementer role
  • Design routines for managing user access at scale
  • Design processes to support the import of metadata
  • Design processes to support the import of data
  • Create processes for syncing metadata between multiple DHIS2 instances
  • Describe processes associated with robust, long-term system design

Participants profiles

You should be involved or planning a DHIS2 implementation to get the most out of the principles associated with this course. The academy course itself is meant for DHIS2 technical leads that are involved in configuring DHIS2. You will need a detailed understanding of how to use the DHIS2 analytics tools and manage DHIS2 metadata via the maintenance app in DHIS2. This includes managing and creating categories, indicators, datasets, users etc.

Participants prerequisites

During the registration process, you will be asked to verify your current skills in utilizing DHIS2 by completing a screening quiz . This screening quiz consists of 15 questions. In order to be eligible to attend the advanced system design academy, you must demonstrate your knowledge by answering 11/15 of these questions correctly. You will only have one attempt to answer these questions, so please only attempt the quiz when you are confident. You can answer the quiz here.

Registration fees

Registration fees are USD 780 (VAT incl.) and include:

  • Training material
  • Daily tea & coffee breaks
  • Daily lunch breaks

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DHIS2 Academy is a great way of sharing experiences from the countries in the region. Academy trainers are highly recognised experts within global HISP community with vast knowledge and expertise on DHIS2 and public health domain.

Shurajit Dutta


Jason Pickering


Olav Poppe



The academy registration fees are USD 780 (VAT incl.). This includes training materials, daily tea & coffee breacks and daily lunch breaks.

Fill the following form to register for the academy.


Elilly International Hotel

Kazanchis, Kirkos Subcity 17/18,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Elilly International Hotel is a five-star hotel with twin towers in Addis Ababa’s Kazanchis business district, just two minutes’ walk from the main entrance of the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC).


Accommodation at the Elilly International Hotel (the venue): We are happy to confirm an exclusive discount rate for a single room of USD 90 per night.
Please use the following contact details for your booking;

Airport and airlines

Addis Ababa Bole Airport is the main airport serving the city of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Time zone

GMT +03:00


October is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Addis Ababa in October lies at 25.9°C (78.62°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 10.2°C (50.36°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).


The birr is the primary unit of currency in Ethiopia. It is subdivided into 100 santims.

Banking and ATM

International bank and debit cards are accepted at major banks' ATMs in the capital but there are very limited banking facilities in most other areas.

Official language

Amharic serves as the official working language of the Ethiopian federal government, and is also the official or working language of several of Ethiopia's federal regions.


Ethiopia operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz. The power plug sockets are of type C, E, F and L

Leisure and Attractions

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church. More information on https://www.evisa.gov.et/historicalplace

Immigration and visa info.

Ethiopian immigration laws currently state that only nationals of Kenya and Djibouti do not need a visa to travel to Ethiopia. All travelers who are not visa-exempt for Ethiopia need a visa to travel to the country. This can be easily done online. Apply for your evisa on https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/home

We strongly encourage participants to apply for evisa. It is also possible to get a visa on arrival but the process may be time-consuming once arrived at the immigration checkpoint in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Tourist Visa - VT

A tourist visa is an electronic single-entry visa issued by the Ethiopian Government for visitors who wish to travel to the country for tourism or other non-business-related purposes only.


Copy of the following documents is mandatory.

  • Recent passport-size photo of the applicant.
  • *Passport of the visa applicant which is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry to Ethiopia.

*valid for at least 6 months from the intended entry date to Ethiopia and invitation letters are required.

Processing Time:

Under normal circumstances, the processing time is 3 days. So, travelers should submit their application at least 3 days before their estimated date of arrival

Conference Visa

If you apply for a conference visa, do not hesitate to contact us at adc2023@dhis2.org, with the list of documents you need from the conference organizers and we will send them to you.

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Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at adc2023@dhis2.org


23rd to 27th October 2023


Elilly International Hotel
Kazanchis, Kirkos Subcity 17/18,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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These Terms & Conditions apply to every person registering as a participant to a DHIS2 Academy.

Academy Registration

Only fully completed registration forms will be considered. After reviewing each registration, the Academy Organisers will send a confirmation/information email. This email will include all the details related to the payment of the registration fees.
Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fees is received.
Each Academy has a ceiling. If the maximum capacity is reached, the Academy Organisers reserve the right to refuse additional registrations and to close the registration form.

Methods of Payment

Payments should be made in advance, before the Academy starts, by bank transfer or PayPal. Participants who made a late payment (from 3 days before the Academy starts) are invited to bring a copy of their payment slip to the registration desk the first day of the Academy.
All bank fees and money transfer costs must be covered by the transmitter. Any negative balance will be collected on site. Kindly indicate the Academy name and the participant’s full name as a reference on all bank transfers.

Academy Collaterals

The Academy Organisers cannot guarantee that Academy collaterals will be available for late registrations. All materials will be distributed on-site.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation (sickness, lack of funding or any other personal reasons) must be made in writing by email to the Academy Organisers. The date of the email will be the basis for considering refunds. Please indicate your bank details on your written cancellation. Refunds will be made after the conference.
Registration fees may be refunded as follows (depending on the Organisers' contracts with their vendors):

  • Up to 4 weeks before the Academy: 100% refund
  • From 4 weeks to 7 days before the Academy: 50% refund
  • From 6 days to the Academy: no refund

The Academy Organisers reserve the right to reimburse the participant after deducting costs already incurred for the bank transfers.
No refunds will be granted for unforseen events or early termination of attendance, or any other incidents during the Academy, which are beyond the control of the Academy Organisers.

Cancellation of the Academy

In the event that the Academy cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the Academy organisers, the Academy organisers cannot be held liable by participants for any damages, costs such as transportation, accommodation, and other expenses incurred by the participants.
All expenses in relation to the Academy, the registration and the attendance are the sole responsibility of the participants.
Under these circumstances, the Academy Organisers reserve the right to reimburse the participant after deducting costs already incurred for the bank transfers


The registration fee does not include insurance. The Academy Organisers do NOT provide any form of insurance and do not take any responsibility for accidents or illnesses that might occur during the DHIS2 Academy and in the course of travel to or from the Academy place. Therefore, each participant is solely responsible for his/her safety, security and health.
Moreover, participants shall be aware of their health insurance policy and take appropriate measures to ensure their coverage for any hazards which might occur when attending the DHIS2 Academy.

Modification of the Programme and Venue Change

The Academy Organisers reserve the right to amend the Academy programme, including making changes to the speakers/facilitators appearing and/or subjects covered. No refunds can be granted in case of cancellation of speakers/facilitators, programme change or any other incidents during the Academy which are beyond the control of the Organisers.
The Academy Organisers reserve the right to move the Conference to a larger or smaller venue, if the level of participant registrations warrants.

Name Badge

The name badge must be worn at all times during the Academy. Access to the venue will not be granted without the DHIS2 Academy name badge.

Invitation Letter

Participants requiring an official invitation letter from the Academy Organisers can request one by email. Participants must first register to the Academy.


It is the sole responsibility of the participant to take care of his/her visa requirements. Participant who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure.

Data Protection

The Academy Organisers will collect and store datas for the preparation and execution of the Academy.
HISP-UiO performs monthly e-mailings (which include photographs/videos) and/or communications on social media regarding the DHIS2 Academy. If you do not wish to appear in the marketing visuals, please send an email to aliceal@ifi.uio.no.
Email contact details of participants will not be passed on to third parties. Participants may unsubscribe from these mailing campaigns at any time.

Limitation of Liability

The participant agrees to be responsible for all property he or she brings to the Academy venue.

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