DHIS2 Web App Development Academy, Level 2


University of Oslo and HISP Rwanda are pleased to announce the DHIS2 Web App Development Academy, Level 2 to be held from 20 to 24 April, 2020 at the Onomo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Purpose of DHIS2 Web App Development Academy

This specialization course will teach you the basics of DHIS2 Web App development and deployment. The academy focuses on the development, testing, and deployment of a DHIS2 web application using the DHIS2 Application Platform. It will also feature the DHIS2 design system and user interface libraries which allow applications to look and feel consistent, modern, and accessible. It will cover core principles of the DHIS2 REST API as well as examples of full-featured applications utilizing various features of the platform.

Duration: 5 days

Course outline

  • Best practices for developing modern DHIS2 web apps
  • Working with DHIS2 Metadata and Analytics APIs
  • Building DHIS2 apps with the new DHIS2 Application Platform
  • Using the DHIS2 design system and UI libraries
  • Deployment of DHIS2 apps to the app store

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Attending this Academy will provide you an opportunity for networking with core DHIS2 developers and global and regional DHIS2 experts. Academy trainers are highly recognized within the global DHIS2 community with vast knowledge and expertise on DHIS2 and app development.

Lars Øverland

Lead DHIS2 Developer, University of Oslo
Lars has been the lead developer of the DHIS2 platform since its start in 2005. He has been responsible for designing and implementing the DHIS2 software as well as building up the development team. Lars has worked on projects with multiple major development organizations, including WHO, USAID, DANIDA, NORAD, MSH, and PEPFAR. He holds a Master of Informatics degree from the University of Oslo.

Austin McGee

DHIS2 Developer, University of Oslo
Austin McGee leads development of the Application Platform with the DHIS2 Core team. He is a software engineer, global development professional, and entrepreneur who previously served as Executive Director of an international non-profit and founded a tech startup.

Viktor Varland

DHIS2 Developer, University of Oslo
Viktor is a developer on the DHIS2 core software team with 15 years of experience building software for the web. He currently acts as the tech lead for the frontend libraries and applications at DHIS2 and leads the development team that focuses on application development tools and configuration applications for DHIS2.

Joe Cooper

DHIS2 UX Designer, University of Oslo
Joe is the core UX designer for the DHIS2 software team. Joe has over 10 years experience working with complex, data-driven software applications and has led design at DHIS2 for the past 2 years.


Registration fees

The Academy fees are USD 825 and include training material, lunch and coffee breaks for 5 days.

Travel and Visa

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 Rwandair, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, EgyptAir, and KLM.

Airport Transfers/Shuttle

Airport Taxis are available at the airport parking to various Hotel destinations in Kigali at an average fare of about $25 USD. If you will be staying at Onomo Hotel during the Academy, please share your arrival details with the hotel at the above mentioned address as they normaly offer Airport pickup to hotel occupants at an additional cost of $15 USD. In case you need any other assistance, don't esitate to contact us at webapps2020@dhis2.org


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


Citizens of all countries can get a visa upon arrival to Rwanda without prior application.

Citizens of all countries that all not visa exempt also have the option to submit a visa application online or at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of their country of residence before departure. Those applying online have the option to pay online or upon arrival. There is no single affiliated Agent that is authorised to apply for a visa on your behalf. Such Agents may mislead you and charge more than the required visa fee.

The visa fee must not exceed 30 USD for single entry visa. Visit the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration offices website for more details: https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=13


ONOMO Hotel Kigali is located in the Nyarugenge district in Kigali, situated a few minutes from the city center and 9km from the international airport with attractive views of the Kiyovu valley. All rooms offer a comfortable work space, complimentary broadband wi-fi access, electronic lap top sized safes, separate shower and toilet, flat screen TV and a wide choice of DSTV and Canal+ channels to choose from. Hotel amenities include conference facilities, a business corner, fitness room, and outdoor pool. The Hotel has an open reception, meeting and food and beverage area, and restaurant offering menus offering pan African ingredients prepared in a modern style.


We are happy to offer an exclusive discount rate at Onomo Hotel of USD 92 per night that includes bed and breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Please use the following contact details for your booking -- Reservations Kigali email: reservations.kigali@onomohotel.com and cc: sales.kigali@onomohotel.com -- and mention "DHIS2 Academy" to request the special rate.

Leisure and Attractions

There are plenty of sites and venues to visit in Kigali that are open to the public. Feel free to browse one the following website to find more attractions and travel tips: http://gokigalitours.com and https://kigalicitytour.rw

Time zone

UTC +2:00


Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate with two rainy seasons, the first rainy season lasting from January to late April. Temperatures in Kigali are generally mild due to the city's altitude. Average daily high temperature in April is 26°C, with an average evening temperature of 16°C


The currency of Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc.

Banking and ATM

ATMs are easily available in Kigali, and accept all major cards, including Visa, Master and Maestro cards. These ATMs are opened 24 hours a day and protected with armed security guards.

Official language

Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Swahili


Type C and J, 230 Volts AC at 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Rwanda if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220-240 Volts (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Otherwise you need a voltage converter.

Contact Us

kigali, Rwanda.

+ 250 784 506 828

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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 max@dhis2.org.

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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