COVID-19 Update: In the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the unfortunate but unavoidable decision to postpone the DHIS2 Annual Conference. We hope to hold it at a later date in 2020, and will share a scheduling update in Augusts. Registration and submission of abstracts and entries for the Web & Android App Competition remain open, with deadlines extended indefinitely.

The 2020 DHIS2
Annual Conference

Postponed - New Dates to be Determined,
University of Oslo, Norway

About The Event

What is the DHIS2 Annual Conference?

The DHIS2 Annual Conference (formerly the Experts Academy) is back for its 8th year in a row. The 2020 DHIS2 Annual Conference is an opportunity for the Community to meet and share experiences on DHIS2 implementations, and will bring together implementers, developers, ministry representatives, technical partners, and donors from around the world.

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Sessions in 4 days

Participants will learn from exciting DHIS2 innovations through 4 days of use cases, thematic presentations, and live demos from the developers.

Through a mix of invited key speakers, community-driven presentations from the open call for abstracts, and social events, there will be ample opportunities to network with peers and experienced DHIS2 implementers.

Last year we launched the DHIS2 Apps Competition for community developers to promote their innovations. This event was a big success, and we are happy to bring it back in 2020.

Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting submissions of abstracts for the DHIS2 Annual Conference. The Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to share experiences and knowledge around DHIS2 implementation with a wide audience, and for the DHIS2 community to learn from the many, diverse uses, settings, themes and domains in which we work. We welcome all topics, and are specifically interested in user stories about projects that make an impact. Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to develop their abstract into either a poster for our Use Case Bazaar, a presentation or live demo session!

Learn more and submit your DHIS2 Abstract: More information

Web & Android App Competition

We are now welcoming submissions of DHIS2 Apps for the DHIS2 Annual Conference Web & Android App Competition! Last year's Web App Competition was a big success, and this year we are also opening the competition to Android Apps. The goal this year is to showcase the innovative work developers around the world are doing with DHIS2 for both web and mobile devices, and to highlight how the DHIS2 App Platform and Android SDK makes it easier to develop custom apps using shared tools. Finalists will be invited to present their Apps at the Annual Conference in Oslo!

Learn more and submit your DHIS2 App: More information


Registration fees

The Conference fees are USD 650 and include training material, lunch and coffee breaks for 4 days.

Contact Us


Ole Johan Dahls Building, Gaustadalléen 23 B, 0373 OSLO.



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Anker Hotel is a hotel with 296 hotel rooms. It is one of the most cost-effective options in downtown Oslo.

As June is the peak season, you are encouraged to book your accommodation at your earliest convenience in order to avoid high rates.

We are happy to offer a special discounted rate at the hotel below:

Anker Hotel
Storgata 55, Grunerlokka
0182 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 99 75 10
Reservation before 30 April:
Discount rate per night breakfast including: NOK 950
Reference to mention when booking your accommodation: "DHIS2 Annual Conference - 629046"

Travel Arrangements

Visa application

A personalized invitation letter from UiO for your visa application is attached to this email. If not, kindly send us your request as soon as possible at Please include your full name as stated in your passport.

Your visa application may take several weeks to be processed by the Norwegian embassy in your country/region. We strongly advise to start applying for a visa at least 6 weeks before the Academy starts.

Kindly bear in mind that UiO will not be able to provide any assistance to facilitate the obtention of the Schengen visa.

Terms and Conditions

Registration fees

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 Annual Conference Organisers will collect and store data for the preparation and execution of the Annual Conference.

HISP-UiO performs monthly e-mailings (which include photographs/videos) and/or communications on social media regarding DHIS2. Photographs and/or videos taken by HISP-UiO at the Annual Conference may be used in these or other official communications. If you do not wish to appear in HISP-UiO marketing visuals, please send an email to

Email contact details of participants will not be passed on to third parties, but will be added to the HISP-UiO mailing list for DHIS2-related updates. Participants may unsubscribe from these mailing campaigns at any time.

Summary information, anonymized demographic information, screenshots, and imagery from Abstracts and Applications submitted to HISP-UiO for the Annual Conference may be used with attribution by HISP UiO for academic research related to DHIS2.

Limitation of Liability

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