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DHIS2 Design for Data Use, Level 1 Academy

University of Oslo and HISP Rwanda are pleased to announce the "DHIS2 Design For Data Use Academy Level 1" to be held from 4th to 9th December 2023 at the M Hotel, Kigali-Rwanda.

About the Academy

DHIS2 Design for Data Use, Level 1 Academy

Design for Data use Academy will teach you the basics of Creating and maintaining a high-quality DHIS2 instance that can provide useful outputs for data analysis and use requires mastering the components of system design, customization, administration and maintenance of metadata, the data analysis application.
This Level 1 Academy is organized to provide you with the skills needed to successfully design, configure and maintain your DHIS2 system for aggregate data collection, validation and analysis.

Registration fees

The academy registration fees are USD 800 and include:

  • Training materials
  • Lunch breaks
  • Two coffee breaks per day
  • Social event

Learning Objectives

  • DHIS2 Design, Customization and Analytics Principles.
  • Learn how to Create, Administer and Maintain DHIS2 Metadata.
  • Introduction to configuration and use of the DHIS2 data analysis App
  • Introduction to supplementary tools available for DHIS2
  • Practice the use of built-in DHIS2 tools
  • Configuration and use of the DHIS2 data analysis app

*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 design, configure and data analysis. 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.

Jean Paul Mutali

HISP Rwanda

Jean Paul is a Health Information Systems specialist with over 10 years of experience working with DHIS2 and other health information systems. He currently works as System Administrator and Integration Team lead at HISP Rwanda, supporting the deployment and enhancement of DHIS2-based systems in 10 countries. He has extensive expertise in data visualization, dashboard design, data analytics, and turning data into actionable insights. He has worked on numerous projects aimed at strengthening data use at all levels of the health system

Venuste Nsanzumuhire

HISP Rwanda

Venuste has more than 13 years of experience in DHIS2 implementation and customization, he is currently in charge of DHIS2 implementation and capacity building lead in the regional. Venuste has been at the front of implementation of DHIS2 as the national HMIS system in Rwanda and later moved to international organizations supporting the DHIS2 implementation as well as capacity building in more than 10 countries in the region. He has experience in managing metadata, customization, training and implementation.

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.

Khadija Mzava

HISP Tanzania

Currently working as Information Systems Analyst & Implementer, with over 5 years of experience in Information System designing, and implementation. Worked on various projects that focused on designing and implementation of information system and a Trainer supporting different countries including Tanzania.

Tuzo Engelbert Chubwa

HISP Tanzania

Tuzo Engelbert a member of HISP Tanzania as Senior Information Advisor with over 8 years working experience in customization and configuration of DHIS2 system in different aspect.
Furthermore, I have been Configuring, maintaining and managing server hosting DHIS2 system and more involved in setting up integration infrastructure and capacitating young and middle tech people who are working in the area related to strengthening information systems


The academy registration fees are USD 800. This includes training materials, lunch breaks, two coffee breaks per day and social event.

Fill the following form to register for the academy.


M Hotel

KN 1 Ave Off KN 3 Rd, Kigali City , Rwanda.

M Hotel is located at the heart of Kigali in the Land of a Thousand Hills. 20 minutes drive from Kigali International Airport, 5 minutes drive from the centre of Kigali and a renowned business district, shopping centres. M Hotel is simple well organized and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV Channels, tea and coffeemaking equipment, & an exclusive balcony as well as room service. It also has other amenities like; swimming pool, gym, sauna and massage center to help you rejuvenate yourself.


We are happy to confirm that an exclusive discount rate of USD, 100 per night including; free WiFi, Bed and breakfast, swimming, and water in the room.
Please use the following contact details for your booking;

Airport and airlines

The largest airport in Rwanda is Kigali International Airport and is the single air gate to the international community. The main airlines operating in Rwanda are Rwanda Air, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airline, Ethiopian Airline,Quatar Airways. a lot of international airlines fly to Kigali international airport from various destinations in the globe.


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

Immigration and visa

All countries obtain a visa on arrival at Kigali airport without prior application. Single entry visa costs $50. Citizens of countries members to the following international organizations; African Union, Commonwealth, La Francophonie and EAC are waived visa fees. for more details concerning immigration and visa fees on the official website of the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration on https://www.migration.gov.rw/visa-on-arrival.

Airport Transfers/Shuttle

Hotel will Provide Aiport Pickup & drop off on rate of 30$, Also there is Airport Taxis That are available at the airport to various Hotel destinations in Kigali Town at an average fare of about $20.

Time zone

GMT + 02:00

Official language

English, French, Kinyarwanda & Swahili


Kigali in December Daytime temperatures usually reach 25°C with low heat and humidity, falling to 13°C at night. would describe it as pleasantly warm, humid but cool.


Rwandan Francs

Banking and ATM

Kigali has many bank service operators and most of them accept international cards and provide Money transfer services. The preferred banks are Ecobank, Access Bank, Cogebank, Bank of Africa, KCB Bank, Equity Bank, Bank of Kigali, NCBA Bank. With your VISA card you can withdraw money on ATM machines or get bank services from a bank officer with MasterCard or VISA card.

Services and goods in Kigali are mostly paid in Rwandan currency so at your arrival please visit an exchange bureau to get the local currency. Please visit this website for daily exchange rate: National Bank of Rwanda


It is a requirement to have been vaccinated against yellow fever, this will be verified at the airport with yellow fever card.

Health care in Kiagli-Rwanda is available depending on one's income and accessibility, People in urban areas have access to private and public medical facilities.
Health Facility nearby is University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), Wiwo Specialize Hospital.

Attractions & Leisure

There are plenty of Place to visit while you are on Kigali, Kigali Car-Free Zone is a popular center in Kigali that relies primarily on walking or cycling for transport, Made in Rwanda Expo and have access to Internet.

Nyandungu Urban Wetland Ecotourism park which allows sustainable travel of people to enjoy natural areas and wild animals in Nyandungu Valley.

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Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Rwanda, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at rwanda2023@dhis2.org


4th to 9th December 2023


M Hotel
KN 1 Ave Off KN 3 Rd, Kigali City , Rwanda.


+250791590407 | +250784506828
Contact in Rwanda: Marguerite Mukamisha

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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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