DHIS2 Academies

The DHIS2 Academies aim to strengthen national and regional capacity to successfully set up, design and maintain DHIS2 systems.

Through an intensive training combining theoretical and practical sessions, you will become a DHIS2 expert ready to support your organisation's data collection, analysis, and reporting needs using DHIS2. This capacity building is providing a better understanding of the available DHIS2 tools and their best practices.


6 reasons to attend a DHIS2 Academy

Get to know DHIS2 latest features

Network and interact with members of DHIS2 Community

Learn from DHIS2 experts how to address real life challenges

Be awarded with a DHIS2 certificate

Do you have any questions? Now it is time to ask

Proven track record: Since 2011, over 2500 participants from 60 countries have been trained

Upcoming Academies

Check out our next DHIS2 Academy Level 1 in your region

Region Dates Location Level & Specialisation Language Registration &
more info
Asia 11 - 15 September 2017 Munnar, India DHIS 2 Academy
Level 1
Design and Customization,
English Coming soon!
Para paises de lingua Portuguesa 18 - 23 de Setembro 2017 Maputo, Mozambique Academia DHIS 2,
Nível 1
Português Coming soon!
Eastern and Southern Africa 9 - 14 October 2017 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania DHIS 2 Academy,
Level 1
Information Use
English Registration
Pays francophones 16 - 21 Octobre 2017 Lomé, Togo Académie DHIS 2,
Niveau 1
Français Inscription
Western and Central Africa 6 - 11 November 2017 Nigeria DHIS 2 Academy,
Level 1
English Coming soon!
Asia 20 - 25 November 2017 Udaipur, India DHIS 2 Academy,
Level 1
Information Use
English Coming soon!
Eastern and Southern Africa November 2017 Uganda DHIS 2 Academy,
Level 1
English Coming soon!

Check out our next DHIS2 Academy Level 2

Dates Location Level & Specialisation Language Registration &
more info
November 2017 Vietnam DHIS2 Academy Level 2:
Disease Surveillance
English Coming soon
6 - 11 November 2017 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania DHIS2 Academy Level 2:
App Development
English Coming soon
November 2017 Namibia DHIS2 Academy Level 2:
Disease Surveillance
English Coming soon

Check out our other DHIS2 events

Dates Location Level & Specialisation Language Registration &
more info
14 - 18 August 2017 Oslo, Norway DHIS2 Experts Academy English More information

Everything you need to know about the DHIS2 Academies


The DHIS2 Academies aim to build a community of DHIS2 users and experts in the different regions and facilitate sharing of experiences on DHIS2 deployments and strategies for national-scale HIS implementations.

DHIS2 experts will be available to guide you on practical work with your DHIS2 databases, whether it is in an initial or more advanced phase, e.g. help designing data sets and collection tools, or indicators and reporting outputs (charts, dashboards, maps, pivot tables etc.).

Who is attending

Everyone with a strong interest in DHIS 2! Whether you are a DHIS 2 implementer with over 5 years' experience, a system administrator, part of a management team or M&E officer and aim to achieve agreed learning objectives.

Our Academies bring together representatives from Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organisations, International Organisations and Consultants from all countries, with the aim to build a community of DHIS2 users and experts to successfully set up, design and maintain DHIS2 systems. Please check out the prerequisites for each Academy.

Each Academy has a ceiling on the maximum number of participants to ensure good quality training. Depending on the interest, we may put in place quotas on participants per country.


Our Academies are conducted in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish depending on the host country official language. The training curriculum remains the same across the regions.

New Format

The structure and material have gone through a complete makeover. We are now offering:

  • One Online Academy to the Fundamentals of DHIS2;
    This Academy is now available (online only). Enroll now!
  • Three different Level 1 Academies covering the main features of the software;
  • The DHIS 2 Conference;
  • A new structure for the Level 2 Academies which will be published very soon.

Whether you are new to DHIS2, have a limited experience with the software or have previously attended an Academy, these new Level 1 Academies will provide interesting insights and the opportunity to go into more advanced features with more time for in-depth discussions than in any of the previous Level 2 Academies.

Check out the prerequisites for: Online Academy on DHIS 2 Fundamentals, the DHIS 2 Information Use Academy, the DHIS 2 Tracker Academy, the DHIS 2 Design & Customization and the DHIS2 Conference.

We are hosting up to 3 Level 1 Academies in each region: Eastern & Southern Africa, Western & Central Africa, Asia, Northern and Latin-America.

Our Regional Partners

We are also proud to announce that the Level 1 Academies are hosted by our regional partners who are all DHIS2 experts with vast regional implementation experience.

HISP West Africa - Pays Francophones d' Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale
HISP Nigeria - English speaking countries in Western and Central Africa
Saudigitus - Para paises de lingua Portuguesa
America & Europe
Northern America
Latin America
Caribbean countries

DHIS2 Online Academy

DHIS2 Fundamentals (online course)

The online course "DHIS2 Fundamentals" is now available. As a result of taking this course, you will progressively:

Get a working knowledge of DHIS 2 principles and terminology, with an overall understanding of how DHIS2 can be used to collect and analyze aggregate and individual based data;
Have a broad understanding of how DHIS2 can be used to meet multiple health information system requirements;
Be able to choose your next specialized Level 1 Academy: Design and Customization, Tracker or Information Use.

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Level 1 Academies

DHIS 2 Information Use Academy

This 6 day course will teach you how to fully utilize the DHIS2 downstream data analysis tools and key methods for data quality analysis. You will also be introduced to data feedback mechanisms to guide resource allocation and promote program ownership at the grassroots level. You will learn:

How to produce relevant information from DHIS2;
How to present this information in charts, tables, and maps, and how to share these with others, such as in dashboards.

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DHIS 2 Tracker Academy

Get introduced to basic concepts of designing, collecting, analyzing and performing preliminary administration on event and case-based data. The 6 day course will focus on:

How to set up tracking and event based programs for both web and android. Configuring tracker for surveys will also be covered;
The sharing model.

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DHIS 2 Design & Customization Academy

This 6 day training provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of best and worst practices in DHIS 2 design and customization by:

Providing participants with skills regarding the design and customization of DHIS 2 to support aggregate data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information sharing;
Enabling you to specialize further in DHIS 2 Aggregate Design & Customization.

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DHIS 2 Conference

The aim of the conference is to share experiences on DHIS2, network within the region, and learn more about DHIS2 through use cases.

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Level 2 Academies

We are launching a new series of Level 2 Academies covering a range of more specialized topics, both a continuation of the three core topics from Level 1 as well as additional themes such as app development, server administration, mobile deployments, implementation strategies, disease surveillance and more.

If you are an experienced DHIS2 implementer who has already completed a Level 1 Academy and is ready to learn more, the Level 2 Academies are designed for you.

For any questions regarding DHIS2 Academies please contact us at post@dhis2.org.

For any questions regarding the DHIS2 Online Academy please contact us at onlineacademy@dhis2.org