DHIS2 for Education Academy, Level 2


University of Oslo and the Gambia Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education are pleased to announce the
DHIS2 for Education Academy to be held in-person
from 25 to 29 April 2022 at the Kalimba Resort, the Gambia

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About DHIS2 for Education Academy, Level 2

This Academy offers an introduction to the application of DHIS2 software as an Education Management Information System (EMIS). It can be attended as a 3-day conference or 5-day conference + training course:

3-day Conference
The 3-day programme 25-27 April is intended for Education stakeholders and programme managers. This conference-style event will offer an overview of DHIS2 for Education implementations from pilot countries in The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Eswatini. In these sessions you will learn about how countries are focusing on systematic data collection based on international standards, improving data utilisation at multiple levels of the education system and the scaling of well-functioning innovations. Best practices and key considerations for planning, managing and evaluating a DHIS2 for Education initiative will be shared by Ministries of Education and DHIS2 experts from HISP groups and the University of Oslo.

On 27 April, the programme will be focused on Data Use and will allow participants to explore key ingredients for designing for data use, and best practices and strategies for data use at national, district and school levels. Participants will also get a chance to hear about lessons learned from the health sector.

5-day conference + training course
The 5-day programme 25-29 April is intended for implementers and technical experts. This includes the 3-day conference, plus an additional 2-day course that features practical trainings and hands-on exercises to facilitate the implementation of a DHIS2 for Education instance, including aggregate and individual (Tracker) data, design implications for Android and analytics.

The DHIS2 for Education Webinar
In preparation for this first global DHIS2 for Education Academy, do not hesitate to watch the recording of the DHIS2 for Education webinar which was hosted on 2nd of March on the DHIS2 YouTube channel.

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Registration fees
The Academy fees are USD 250 for the 3-day conference or USD 350 for the 5-day training, and includes:

  • Training materials
  • Lunch breaks with a meal
  • Two coffee breaks per day

Course outline


Review of real-world uses of DHIS2 for Education, with best practices and lessons learned from pilots in Uganda and The Gambia


Key considerations for implementating DHIS2 as an Education Management Information System


Introduction to analysis of EMIS data (such as school attendance, etc.) using DHIS2 analytics tools, including pivot tables, charts and maps


Creating custom dashboards for easy data sharing and use, and presentation of analytics


Introduction to customizing data entry capture forms for easy and high quality entry of EMIS data


Introduction to designing data capture tools to track indvidual-level data, such as student and teacher attendance and other kinds of school records management


Design and implementation implications for using mobile devices for data capture and analytics


The Academy will be conducted by DHIS2 experts who have have led the pilot implementations of DHIS2 for Education in the Gambia and Uganda, as well as members of the DHIS2 management team from the University of Oslo.
Attending this Academy is a great opportunity to draw on their vast knowledge and expertise of DHIS2, as well as network with your counterparts from around the region.

Jerry Aziawa

HISP West and Central Africa
Jerry is an ICT professional who has collaborated with Ministries of Health in several countries to develop databases at the national level through DHIS2, and who has been deeply involed in the DHIS2 for Education pilot programs. He is an experienced facilitator who has led several regional academies with HISP WCA.

Prosper Behumbiize

HISP Uganda
Prosper is currently working with the DHIS2 Implementation Advisor and 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 over 13 years. He has supported a number of regional, national, and global DHIS2 implementations, and has led multiple DHIS2 Academies. He has been deeply involved in the DHIS2 for Education pilot projects.

Edem Kossi

HISP West and Central Africa
Edem Kossi is the supervisor of HISP WCA and a senior DHIS2 expert. He has an extensive experience in the implementation of Health Information Systems and has been an active member of DHIS2 community since 2007. He has worked on DHIS2 implementations in various countries across Africa and beyond. Most recently, he has played a key role in the DHIS2 for Education project.

Monica Amuha

HISP Uganda
Monica is LMIS, Grants and Training Coordinator at HISP-Uganda. She coordinates the design, development and implementation of information systems using DHIS2, including supporting development of logistics modules in DHIS2 and integration of LMIS with DHIS2. She also develops training concepts, training materials, coordinates and facilitates regional and in-country DHIS2 academies and other related trainings. She has supported documentation and assessment of DHIS2-EMIS pilot in Uganda.

Daisy Kusiima

HISP Uganda
Daisy is currently a Health Information System Specialist working with HISP Uganda. She has 6 years experience in DHIS2 implementation, where she has supported a number of national DHIS2 implementations and facilitated a number of DHIS2 Trainings. She has vast experience in planning, designing, customization, implementation, monitoring, testing and maintenance of DHIS2 systems. She is passionate about ensuring that data from the systems is used for decision making. She is currently involved in the implementation of DHIS2 for Education in Uganda and Eswatini.


The DHIS2 for Education Academy - Gambia 2022 is made possible with thanks to our donor partners


Kalimba Beach Resort: Located in Kololi, The Gambia, right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, a 40 minute drive from airport and 15 minute walk to main attractions at Senegambia Strip. The hotel offers a large conference venue, 2 restaurants and 3 outdoor pools, spa and fitness center, and spacious outdoor grounds for relaxing breaks between Academy sessions.
There are several other hotels located within walking distance of the venue, including Senegambia Beach Hotel, Kairaba Beach Hotel, and others.

Venue website: KALiMBA Beach Resort
Hotel location - your link to Google Maps: View Map


We are happy to confirm that an exclusive discount rate of USD 120 per night including bed and breakfast, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, private bathroom with water, and balconies with pool or ocean views.
Please use the following contact details for your booking and reference "DHIS2 Academy" to request the discount rate.
Tel: (+220) 202 6200 Email address: bookings@kalimbaresort.com

Alternatives accommodation

The conference venue is located on the Gambia coast line, a tourism development area, with many hotels within walking distance.

The Metzy Residence Hotel
Address: Palma Rima Road, Serrekunda, Gambia
Phone: +220 294 9631
Website: www.metzyresidencehotel.com
Daily rate: From 64 USD - 71 USD per night
Walking distance from the conference venue: 8 min

Calabash Residence
Address: Palma Rima Road, Serrekunda, Gambia
Phone: +220 777 6600
Website: www.calabashresidence.gm
Daily rate: From 60 USD per night
Walking distance from the conference venue: 7 min

Bamboo Village Resort
Address: Bertil Harding Hwy, Serrekunda, Gambia
Phone: +220 516 8365
Website: bamboovillage.gm
Daily rate: From 76 USD per night

The Sand Beach Hotel
Address: Point Zone, Kololi, Serrekunda, Gambia
Phone: +220 446 4734
Website: bamboovillage.gm
Daily rate: From 88 USD per night

Time zone



Gambia has a tropical climate, with hot weather throughout the year. The dry season lasts from November to May. During March, average daily high temperatures are 34℃, cooling off to an average low of 18℃ at night.


The official currency of the Gambia is the Dalasi. Credit cards are not commonly accepted, so it is recommended that you bring cash to exchange for local currency. ATM availability can be limited.

Official language

Official languages are English as well as Wolof.

COVID-19 test centers

COVID test centers are generally very close to the Kalimba area.
  - The Senegambia testing Site near the craft market at police junction, small walking distance away from Djeliba
  - The Brusubi testing site is 5km to the south, 15mins way in moderate traffic
  - The Bakau testing site is 7km away to the north located at the independence stadium


220-240 Volts AC at 50 Hz. Socket Type G British BS-1363 is standard, but hotels may also use Type C or Type F.

Leisure and Attractions

The conference venue is located on Gambia's Atlantic coast, which features golden beaches and offers a selection of watersports, nightlife, shopping, and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the Abuko Nature Reserve.
Find more attractions here: www.lonelyplanet.com/the-gambia

Travel and Visa

COVID-19 Updates

We highly recommend saving the date for planning purposes, especially given the possibility of increased travel requirements or challenges due to COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation, and will make adjustments to the conference format if necessary. We will work to ensure that all necessary protocols are followed, so that everyone can enjoy the conference in comfort. Any changes to the conference will be communicated as soon as possible.

Please make sure you are informed about all the travel requirements related to COVID-19 pandemic on FaceBook

Airport and airlines

Banjul International Airport, also known as Yundum International Airport, is the only international airport in the Gambia. Several international airlines operate in Gambia, both on regularly scheduled and charter flights, including Air Peace, Air Senegal, Arik Air, ASKY Air, Brussels Airlines, Royak Air Maroc, TAP Air Portugal, Transair, TUI Fly Netherlands, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.

Immigration and visa info.

Citizens of several countries are eligible for visa-free travel to the Gambia, while some others are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival. Please consult the list here for citizens of countries that require a visa, you must contact your nearest Gambian Embassy to apply. The cost of a single-entry visa varies from USD 45-100 depending on country of citizenship.

Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter Gambian territory.

Airport Development fee

A compulsory Airport Development Fee must be paid on exiting the country. The fee is 20 dollars, or equivalent in local currency. Visa credit card is accepted, but no others. Check with your travel company whether this fee has been included in your air ticket.

A compulsory Airport Security Fee must be paid upon entering and exiting the country. The fee is 20 dollars, or equivalent in euros, sterling or local currency. This will be collected via marked kiosks in Banjul International Airport. Visa credit card is accepted.

Airport transfer

Airport Taxis are available at all scheduled flight arrivals in Banjul International Airport. They offer a fixed fare to common destinations. For other destinations the fare must be negotiated in advance. Fares to Serrekunda typically cost between 200 to 300 Dalasi (USD 4-6), but can be much more expensive if paying in foreign currency. Many hotels also offer their own shuttle service from the airport.


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

Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 FOR EDUCATION ACADEMY - LEVEL 2, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at education2022@dhis2.org

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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.

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.

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.

Modification of the Programme

The Academy Organisers reserve the right to amend the Academy programme, including making changes to the speakers/facilitators appearing and/or subjects covered.

Data Protection

The Academy Organisers will collect and store datas for the preparation and execution of the Academy.

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