DHIS2 Design and Customization Academy, Level 1


University of Oslo and HISP Tanzania are pleased to announce the “DHIS2 Design and Customization Academy”, Level 1 to be held from 22 to 27 July 2019 at the Colosseum Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Purpose of Design and Customization Academy Level 1

The Design and customization specialization Academy will teach you the basics of DHIS2 system configuration. This course focuses on key design concepts in DHIS2 and covers best practices in setting up and maintaining a high quality instance.

The course is specialized in taking participants through step by step in contriving and setting up of DHIS2 required metadata used for further system configurations with exclusion of event and case-based data which are to be covered in other DHIS2 academies.

The Academy is organized with four main purposes:

  1. Introduction to DHIS2 Basic Design Principles.
  2. DHIS2 Designing with Analysis thinking.
  3. System Settings and Access Control.
  4. Basic Configuration of DHIS2 Analytic.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to DHIS2 design and customization principles.
  • Learning on creating, administering and maintaining DHIS2 metadata.
  • Understanding good practices for implementing tidy and scalable DHIS2 databases.
  • Understanding detailed system settings and user management.
  • Learning on DHIS2 data analytics app and configuration.
  • Learning on how to handle and use bulk metadata across systems.
  • Experience sharing among different implementers.

*These Learning Objectives might be subject to change.

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A practical training program will make sure the facilitators and participants can work together on learning the principles and skills to review the adoption of immunization standards and features locally. With an emphasis on experience and solution sharing among countries and to promote networking and collaboration among DHIS2 implementers in the region, this academy will include several global and regional DHIS2 experts where you will be able to discuss your requirements and implementations during the academy.

Prosper Behumbiize

HISP Uganda
Prosper Behumbiize is currently working with the DHIS2 Global Implementation Team with the Global HISP – University Of Oslo and he is based at HISP Uganda. Previously, Prosper worked with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda where he was supporting design and implementation of Health Information for 13 years. He is a DHIS2 community member and has supported a number regional and global national DHIS2 implementations. He is a prominent DHIS2 use case implementer and his expertise has been recognized by a number of Organizations and Agencies through awards and recognitions among other distinctions.

Wilfred Senyoni

HISP Tanzania
Wilfred is a researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway researching in Health Information Systems. He has worked with several HIS since 2009 as a developer, implementer and trainer. His work portfolio includes the national wide implementation of District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS 2), Human Resource for Health Information System (HRHIS) and electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (eIDSR) in Tanzania. His research and work in implementing HIS have engaged him in projects in East, Central and Southern Africa as well as in Asia.

Eric Munyambabazi

Eric Munyambabazi
Eric is currently working as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team Lead at HISP Uganda. He possesses over 12 years of working experience as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional and Trainer, including experience as Management Information System specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, systems analyst, and Computer systems programmer. He has specialized training and work experience in public health including program planning and management, Implementation, performance monitoring and evaluation of public health programs and interventions including designing of tools, data collection, data validation, designing databases, data analysis using various software packages. Eric is part of the DHIS2 global community and has been pivotal in implementation of DHIS2 based solutions in the health, water, agriculture and natural resources domains within the region

Andrew Muhire

HISP Rwanda
Muhire, a member of HISP Rwanda, is the Sector Monitoring and Evaluation, HMIS, and Report Lead Specialist for the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Since 2012, Andrew has been at the forefront of implementation of DHIS2 as the national HMIS system in Rwanda and promoting use of data to inform decision making and change in health policies. He has over 10 years’ experience in design, development and implementation and training in information systems in Rwanda and the Region.


The Academy fees are USD 750 and include:

- Training materials
- Lunch breaks
- Two coffee breaks per day

Please complete the registration form below to register for the academy.

Travel and Visa

Airport and airlines

The largest airport in Tanzania is Julius Nyerere International Airport and is the single air gate to the international community. The main airlines operating in Tanzania are Air Excel, Air Tanzania, Coastal Aviation, Fastjet, Precision Air, Regional Air services, Safari plus and Zanair. A lot of international airlines fly to Julius Nyerere international airport from various destinations in the globe.

Immigration and visa info.

Travelling to Tanzania requires Visa from Tanzanian Diplomatic Missions of your Country of residence or where there’s not a traveler sent a request for an entry facility on line, which will be used to obtain a visa on any official point of entry in Tanzania. Single entry tourist visa costs $50. Participants from EAC and SADC countries will not require Visa to enter Tanzania.

Airport Transfers/Shuttle

Airport Taxis (you can ask from airport officials for directions) are available at the airport to various Hotel destinations in Dar es salaam Town at an average fare of about $40.


Colosseum Hotel: Located at Oysterbay approximately 17.2 km from Julius International Airport. Colosseum is a 4 star hotel with simple well organized and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, tea and coffeemaking equipment as well as room service. It also incoorporate other amenities including an outdoor pool with a terrace, sunloungers and thatched-roof sunshades. There's also a gym, a Balinese-style spa and a hair salon.


We are happy to confirm that an exclusive discount rate of USD, 90 per night including; free WiFi, bed and breakfast, swimming, gym and water in the room. Please use the following contact details for your booking; Colosseum Hotel
Name: Halima Msangi
Contact: +255 222 666 655
Email: reservations@colosseumtz.com
Website: https://www.colosseumhotelandfitness.com


The event organisers will issue support letters, if required, only to those delegates who have registered for the academy.

Health care

It is a requirement to have been vaccinated against yellow fever 21 days upon arrival into the country, this will be verified at the airport with yellow fever vaccination card. Health care in Tanzania is available depending on one's income and accessibility. People in urban areas have better access to private and public medical facilities.

Insurance has only in recent years been introduced whereas pension schemes have been around longer but the limitations of either are vast and not attending to the needs of majority of Tanzanians. Health Facility nearby is Rabininsia Memorial Hospital, which has IAA Insurance scheme and many other local and international recognized medical insurance.

Banking and ATM

Tanzania has many bank service operators and most of them accept international cards and provide Money transfer services. The preferred banks are Access Bank, Akiba Commercial Bank, Bank of Africa, Bank of India, Barclays, Bank ABC, Bank M, Ecobank, KCB Bank, Equity Bank, Citi Bank, CRDB Bank, Commercial Bank of Africa, Diamond Trust Bank, Exim Bank, International Commercial Bank, International Microfinance Bank, National Bank of Commerce, Nic Bank Tanzania, Peoples Bank of Zanzibar, Stanbic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, United Bank of Africa and you can find them in Dar es salaam. With your VISA card you can withdraw money on ATM machines or get bank services from a bank officer with MasterCard or VISA card.

Leisure and Attractions

There are plenty of white sand beaches to visit, most of them are open to the public. At a fee you can also visit the Bongoyo or Mbudya Islands, motor boat ride would take about 30 minutes to the islands. Find more attractions here https://www.lonelyplanet.com/tanzania/dar-es-salaam/attractions/a/poi-sig/355642

The nightlife is also in Dar es Salaam is very active with upscale places to hang out in Oyster Bay, Masaki such as Next Door, Samaki Samaki, George and Dragons etc. On a low scale, one can go to Posta area and Coco Beach.

Time zone

GMT + 03:00


Tanzanian Shillings

Official language

Swahili and English


Type G British BS-1363 Type D Indian BS-546 5amp 220-240 Volts AC.

Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Tanzania, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at tanzania2019@dhis2.org

Colosseum Hotel
Dar es Salaam

Khadija Mzava

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Terms and Conditions

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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