DHIS2 Android Development and Implementations Academy, Level 2


University of Oslo and HISP Sri Lanka are pleased to announce the DHIS2 Android Development and Implementations Academy to be held at the Jetwing Blue Hotel, Negombo, from 10 to 13 December 2019.

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About DHIS2 Android Development and Implementations Academy, Level 2

This 4-day Academy will include a mix of sessions including keeping both groups together as well as parallel sessions that will target each specific group.

Participants will be asked to select a specific track (Android implementations or Android Development) in order to make the most of the training. We look forward to bringing both of these groups together in order to implement and strengthen Android Implementations and Developement accross Asia.

DHIS2 Android Implementations track

The new generation DHIS2 Android App integrates events and tracker data capture. It is fully functional while offline and comes with great improvements:

- Configurable feel and look,
- Easier login, enhanced data protection,
- Attractive and user-friendly navigation,
- Integrated search/registration for tracker,
- Improved tracker dashboard,
- Pictorial data entry for events and event completeness information.

The configuration of the DHIS2 server to make the most of the visual components of the app is a completely new domain and is the key for a highly visual and intuitive user experience.

We will explore all the new functionalities and key aspects for a successful configuration of DHIS2 server which guarantees the best user experience for the front-line worker.

Mobile implementation is a complex task and we also aims to share lessons learnt amongst DHIS2 Android implementations from experts and develops approaches which are applicable across different projects.

Prerequisite: A completion certificate awarded during a previous DHIS2 Academy or having completed the Online Course on DHIS2 Fundamentals.

Learning Objectives

- DHIS2 Android app features
- DHIS2 configuration for a successful mobile user experience
- Plan, test, pilot and scale DHIS2 Android systems.
- Enterprise Mobility approaches (including mobile device management)
- Support the roadmap and effectively engage the DHIS2 Android community

The training will be very technical and specialized.
So please provide a good motivation in the form as the registration may be competitive.

DHIS2 Android Developement track

The purpose of the new DHIS2 Android SDK is to accelerate development of Android Apps for which need full offline support and integration with DHIS2.
The SDK encapsulates the complexity of keeping your data and metadata in sync with the server and guaranties compatibility with the officially supported DHIS2 versions trying to maximize transparency for the App development.

This academy will be a boot-camp to learn the basics on the SDK, how to build an app on top of it and how to consume its modules and repositories.

Learning objectives

- SDK architecture (Modules, repositories, filters)
- Skeleton App
- Rule and indicator engine
- Testing and debugging crash statistics
- Publication channels
- Principles for UX/UI design (material design)
*The SDK is written in Java and uses SQLite.

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DHIS2 experts from global and the region will not only share the latest features and development, but also the best practices around the globe to help you make your DHIS2 implementation a success.

A practical training programme will make sure the facilitators and participants can work together on customised databases to guide you and solve emerging issues.

One of the objectives of DHIS 2 Academy is to emphasise experience and solution sharing among countries across the region and to promote networking and collaboration among DHIS 2 implementers in the region.


Invitation & Selection of the participants

We are inviting 2-3 people from each country to join these two events. DHIS2 experts from global and the region will share the latest features and development, best practices around the globe to help you to make your DHIS2 implementation a success in your country and/or across your organization.

The organisers will evaluate your application and the country quotas to get back to you as soon as possible with payment details.

Registration fees

The Academy fees are USD 780 and include training material, lunch and coffee breaks for 4 days.

Travel and Visa


SriLankan Airlines is the national flagship carrier operating to and from Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport. The airlines that fly to Colombo are listed here: www.airport.lk/flight_info/list_of_airlines.php With increased air service to Sri Lanka from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, there are many competitive airfares available.


Participants requiring an official invitation letter from the Academy Organisers can request one by email. Participants must first register to the Academy.


Visitors to Sri Lanka from many countries can obtain visa on arrival after obtaining electronic travel authorization at http://eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ where the applications are approved usually within 24 hours.

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


Jetwing Blue, Negombo: Sprawled over a coastal expanse of 9 acres, Jetwing Blue rests upon the nostalgic shores that witnessed the birth of our legendary hospitality in Sri Lanka. Located at the edge of the Indian Ocean, this historic hotel truly lives up to its name as an icon of tropical luxury, upon a buzzing beach strip of boutiques, restaurants and a number of other exciting haunts at our original home in Negombo.
Jetwing Blue is also conveniently located mere minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport – making it an ideal start or finish to your Sri Lankan adventure. Negombo remains comfortably connected to the rest of our island – including the cosmopolitan capital city of Colombo to the south, which can be accessed via a rapid 30-minute drive on the Katunayake Expressway, situated in close proximity to our home.


We are happy to confirm the following exclusive discount rates for academy participants:
Jetwing Blue/Beach - Negombo - Corporate discounted rates (Foreign)

  • Deluxe Single occupancy room on BB - USD 165/Nett per room per night.
  • Deluxe Single occupancy room on HB - USD 190/Nett per room per night.
  • Deluxe Double occupancy room on BB - USD 185/Nett per room per night.
  • Deluxe Double occupancy room on HB - USD 235/Nett per room per night.

Please contact academy@hisp.lk or Tel: +94 71 754 8250 (Mobile/Viber/Whatapps), if you wish to book accommodation at the above special rates.

The other hotels near the Academy venue are Goldi Sands, Hotel Sico, Serendib Village Guest House, Ceylonlak Boutique Hotel and Hotel Pledge. Please note that if you are interested in booking one of these hotels, you will have to contact the relevant hotel directly.

Leisure and Attractions

Sri Lanka has been named the top destination to visit in 2019 by the Lonely Planet. Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. Visit Sri Lanka Tourism website to plan your trip.

Time zone

UTC +5:30


The climate is tropical and warm. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Check the lastest weather forecast for May in Negombo on AccuWeather


Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) - exchange rate as of Jan 2019: 1 USD = 177 LKR

Banking and ATM

ATMs are located in many places (especially at bank branches) in the cities and suburbs, less so in the countryside. You can withdraw from debit cards too (Cirrus, Maestro, Visa Electron etc.) where the logos are displayed. There are coins for 1 rupee, 2 rupees, 5 rupees and 10 rupees. Banknotes ranging from LKR 20 - 5000.

VISA and MASTERCARD are the most widely accepted. JCB and AMERICAN EXPRESS are also accepted in some outlets. 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. Check the percentage charged before you pay.

Official language

The Sinhala and Tamil languages are both Official and National Languages in Sri Lanka while English is the Link Language.


230 - 240 volts, 50 cycles AC. Power sockets are of type D, M and G.


Making liberal use of local fruit, such as coconut and jackfruit, seafood and an arsenal of spices, Sri Lankan cooking delivers an abundance of incredible dishes. The food is very cheap generally, with a cheap meal costing about a dollar. The staple food of Sri Lankans is rice and curry – a mound of rice surrounded by various curries and delicacies. Other food that you should try are String Hoppers, Hoppers, Pittu and Kiribath. There are a number of regional variations though different types of hoppers, devilled prawns/cuttlefish/chicken/etc. and the common fiery addition to any curry, pol sambol made of grated coconut, red chilli powder and lime juice. Sri Lankan food is generally spicy. But you can always ask for less spicy options when you are ordering your food.

Kottu Roti , a medley of chopped roti, vegetables and your choice of meat is a must-have for anyone in Sri Lanka. It is uniquely Sri Lankan and tastes best when made fresh by street vendors. Street eateries that offer kottu can be identified by the loud rhythm of knives working hard and fast on steel tops – a skill in its own right – chopping up the roti fine and combining all the ingredients.


Laptop: The participants are expected to bring his/her own laptops.
Internet: All hotels have wireless connections, which are free.

Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Android Development and Implementations Academy in Sri Lanka, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at android2019@dhis2.org

Jetwing Blue
Porutota Rd, Negombo, Sri Lanka.

+94 71 754 8250

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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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