DHIS2 Design for Data Use Academy
Level 1


The University of Oslo, HISP Tanzania, HISP Rwanda and HISP Uganda are pleased to announce the DHIS2 Design for Data Use Academy to be hosted IN-PERSON from 28 November to 3rd December at the Jinja Nile Resort Mada Hotel, in Jinja city, Uganda

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The Design for Data Use Academy in health and beyond will focus on the relationship between good design principles and how they affect a user’s interaction with the analysis tools in particular.

The Design for Data Use course will therefore provide good knowledge and skills in DHIS2 design & customization, data analysis and presentation as well as DHIS2 maintenance expertise.

Course Description:

This training targets DHIS2 technical leads and implementation support personnel that will be configuring and supporting aggregate systems directly. The Academy is meant to bridge the divide between configuration of DHIS2 systems and the effect this has on the use of data within DHIS2

The training will have an emphasis on working with the maintenance app to implement features that support the use of data and the analysis apps to review the effect of these features. Systems assessments and standard operating procedures will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Define the concepts associated with best practice DHIS2 system design
  • Outline and apply strategies for maintaining a DHIS2 system over time
  • Evaluate the effect that grouping of metadata has on creating analysis outputs
  • Create controls to ensure users can access the information they need
  • Configure metadata that will support end users in their analysis of data
  • Implement concepts that support long-term, robust DHIS2 design over time
Through presentations, exercises and real life data use cases , you will be equipped with an understanding of the various analytic tools and principles,skills in meta data mantainance and utilisation of different tools to promote data use.

More information on the DHIS2 Academy, Level 1: Design for Data use here!

Participation requirements:

  • Completing the online self-paced Aggregate Customization Fundamentals course available here.
  • Having attended a Level 1 Analytics Tools Academy in 2021 or 2022
  • Watching the video on API and Configuration overview. The recording will be shared very soon once registered.
NB: You do not need to have previously completed these academy courses if you have experience:
  1. Configuring aggregate metadata (data elements, groups, categories, indicators, data sets, etc.)
  2. Working with the core analysis tools (dashboards, data visualizer, maps)
The course will assume you have relevant experience with the above concepts by building on them. We will not review the concepts highlighted above within this academy.


A practical training program will make sure the facilitators and participants can work together on learning the key principles and skills. 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 be conducted by the regional DHIS2 experts team.

Prosper Behumbiize

HISP Uganda
Prosper Behumbiize is a Public Health Information Systems Specialist with the Global Health Information Systems Programs (HISP) .He holds a PhD in Public Health from Texila American University and a Masters Degree in Public Health – Information Systems (MPH) from University Of Western Cape, South Africa. Prosper is a DHIS2 Certified Facilitator with over 15 years experience in planning and facilitating various DHIS2 academies with in the region and the globe. Prior to Joining HISP Uganda, Prosper worked with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Uganda supporting Ministry of Health Information Systems and implementation of Electronic Health Management Information Systems (eHMIS) using the District Health Information Software (DHIS2).He is currently the programs Director and technical lead at HISP Uganda supporting the Implementation of DHIS2 in various programs in health and other sectors . In 2019 , he led the implementation of DHIS2 for education in Uganda and Eswatini and design of DHIS2 as an M&E platform for the monitoring of the National Development Plan(NDP III ). 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. He is also abig advocate of designing systems with the end in mind.

Wilfred Senyoni

HISP Tanzania
Wilfred is an information systems Researcher and technical lead HISP Tanzania, with over 15 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing sustainable information systems. 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.

Shurajit Dutta

HISP UiO ( Implementation advisor/ Training content developer)
Shurajit is a Health Information Systems specialist focusing on project management, implementation and capacity building. His current work includes health information systems strategy, planning and implementation support within Asia/Pacific. He supports development and provision of training curricula, content and guidance through country, regional, global levels with a focus on DHIS2 capacity building. He has experience leading small teams in large-scale national projects and working within multi-stakeholder projects at both the country and global level.

Eric Munyambabazi

HISP Uganda
Eric is currently working as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team Lead at HISP Uganda. He possesses over 14 years of working experience as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional and Trainer. He has specialized training and work experience in public health programming and performance monitoring and evaluation. Eric is part of the DHIS2 global community and has been of pivotal in implementation of DHIS2 based solutions in the health, water, governance, agriculture and natural resources domains within the region.

Mr. Patrick Omiel Okecho

HISP Uganda
Patrick is a Health Information systems Analyst. He currently leads the Research and Innovation team at HISP Uganda. He boasts of over 12 years of working experience mainly with health related Data and information systems. He has supported numerous project system design, and implementations including but not limited to;TB contact tracing activity tracker using DHIS2 tracker, MIS reporting systems, HIV Prevention Reporting for MARP projects, DATIM System Support, Implementation of WHO Health Apps and many others. He is also the technical Lead in customizing DHIS2 for Education Management Information systems (EMIS) in Uganda and Eswatini. He has supported numerous dhis2 trainings from different endusers and regional academy trainings in the East and Southern Africa Region.

Ms. Joan Nakibuuka

HISP Uganda
Nakibuuka is a Health Informatics Specialist. she is currently supporting DHIS2 customization and implementation including requirements elicitationand specification, metadata development, system testing, documentation and deployment in addition to supporting data quality assurance, data management and providing technical assistance for trainings. Prior to her current undertaking, she served as a Health Informatics Specialist with the Health Information Management Division, Ministry of Health (MoH), Uganda as well as a teaching assistant on the Health Informatics Program at the School of Public Health, Makerere University(Mak-SPH). Joan holds a Master of Health Informatics degree from the Institute of Biomedical informatics, Moi University – Kenya where she worked on various projects in the areas of routine health information systems and implementation science.


Registration Fees:

The Academy fees are USD 620 and include:
  • Training materials
  • Lunch breaks
  • Two coffee breaks per day


Located in one of the nation’s key tourism spots, on the banks of the River Nile, Jinja Nile Resort is set on over 30 acres of landscaped gardens. This property features free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool.Each room at Jinja Nile Resort offers a seating area, an private bathroom and a terrace overlooking the Nile River.

Guests at Jinja Nile Resort can enjoy a great meal at the main restaurant or snacks at the pool-side terrace. There is a choice of 5 bars at the resort, where guests can relax and have a drink. Its approximately 3.5km from Jinja town for those who enjoy the night life, clubs like Queen Palace, Club 49 will come in handy. Other facilities at Jinja Nile Resort include a fitness and spa centre. Guests can play mini-golf and darts on site, and there is a shared TV/lounge area. Activities like water rafting, horse riding, tubing and sliding on the nile can be arranged at a cost.

The venue

Jinja Nile Resort is 80km from Kampala City and 4kms from Jinja town, 2hrs drive from Entebbe International Airport, and less than 5 minutes drive from Kimaka Airstrip. Both the famous Bujagali falls and the source of the Nile are only 4kms from the Resort.


We are happy to confirm that an exclusive discount rate of USD, 75 per night including; free WiFi, bed and breakfast, swimming, gym, steam and sauna and water in the room.

Please use the following contact details for your booking:
Email address: resug@madahotels.com
Tel: +256-772-414608/702-414608 (Guest relations Officer)
Reception Desk: +256-434-122190/1/2, +256-393- 122190/1
Website: https://madahotels.com/jinja-nile-resort/

Airport and Airlines

The largest airport in Uganda is Entebbe International Airport and is the single air gate to the international community. The main international airlines flying to Entebbe International Airport from various destinations include; Kenyan Airways, Rwanda Air, South African Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Qatar Airways and KLM.

Airport transfer to Jinja

For all our international participants,One way transport from Entebbe to Jinja will be organised at a fee of $25 per person. You can book your pick up by sharing your travel itinenary to academy@hispuganda.org


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

Immigration et visa

All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country. Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the ports of entry in the country or where there’s not a mission abroad, the traveler applies online to the Uganda e-immigration system on https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.
All travellers to the Repubic of Uganda MUST have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation card.
Participants from EAC and COMESA countries will not require Visa to enter Uganda. Other countries that don't require visa include; Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Ghana, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga, Ireland, Libya

Time zone

GMT + 3


The temperatures in Jinja in December are comfortable with low of 17°C and and high up to 28°C. We’re expecting roughly 8 to 15 days of rain, so your rubber boots and umbrella are essential to have during your stay if you’re keen on staying dry. Check the lastest weather forecast for end of November to early December on https://www.weather25.com/africa/uganda/jinja?page=month&month=December


Ugandan Shillings (UGX) - Exchange rate as of Dec 2018: 1 USD = 3,695.70 UGX

Banking and ATM

ATMs are for withdrawing Ugandan Shillings and specific ATMs can withdraw in US Dollars. Most ATMs have an option of selecting English or local language versions. Most ATMs have a maximum per withdrawal of UGX 2 million (around US$540). You can use your VISA, MASTER cards with Ugandan ATMs.

Many hotels, commercial centers, shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Check with the cashier before making any purchases. Bear in mind that some places apply a surcharge for credit card purchases: VISA and MasterCard approx 2% to 3%, American Express: 4% surcharge. NOTE: Check the percentage charged before you pay.

Official language

The national language is English and commonly used local language for communication and trade in Kampala is Luganda. Don't leave Uganda without learning a Luganda word!


In Uganda the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V Alternating Current and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Attractions & Leisure

Uganda is famously known as the “Pearl of Africa” in the travel circles, a name that conveniently wraps all the good things about Uganda in three simple words. The country sparkles with natural riches and melts with unique native and foreign cultures.The people of Uganda possess a beautiful, generous, and resilient soul. Uganda is one of the few places in Africa where you’ll witness the tree-climbing lions’ unusual behaviors.One of Uganda’s largest towns, Jinja, where the academy is to be hosted is just about 120km east of Entebbe, overlooking the point where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria (the Source of The Nile), The thrilling series of grade-five rapids below Bujagali Falls, It is one of the most spectacular white-water rafting destinations in the world.No less impressive is the knowledge that the water flowing past these green slopes will eventually drain into the Mediterranean,There are hundreds of awesome things about Uganda that can put the destination on your travel bucket list, but let’s have you for the 2022 Design for Data use academy


Laptop: The participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Uganda, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at academy@hispuganda.org

+256704507887, +256783583583

Contact in Kampala: Florence Musinguzi

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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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