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 organization's data collection, analysis, and reporting needs using DHIS2. This capacity building provides a better understanding of the available DHIS2 tools and their best practices. Go here if you are looking for the DHIS2 online academy, or see the list of upcoming regional DHIS2 Academies below.

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Proven track record: Since 2011, over 5500 participants from more than 60 countries have been trained

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Improve your work with individual-level data. Register now for our DHIS2 Tracker Level 1 Academy in Chandigarh, India, from March 16-21: https://www.dhis2academy.org/chandigarh-tr-2020/
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Upcoming Academies

If you have already attended a DHIS2 Academy or completed the Online Course on DHIS2 Fundamentals, you can continue your DHIS2 training by registering for a regional DHIS2 Academy:

COVID-19 Update: All upcoming Academies have been postponed in light of the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to monitor guidance from public health authorities and are in dialogue with local partners, and will update our schedule with new dates as soon as the situation allows.

Check out our next DHIS2 Academy Level 1 in your region

All Level 1 Academies are 6-day courses (Monday through Saturday). Fees vary by location based on venue and other local costs.

Region Dates  Location Specialization Registration
Africa - Anglophone TBD Tanzania New for 2020: Design for Analytics TBD
Pays francophones TBD Lomé, Togo Les outils de l'Analytics TBD
Asia - Pacific TBD Chandigarh, India Tracker TBD
Africa - Anglophone 20 - 25 July 2020 Uganda Tracker (+ Optional Level 2 Disease Surveillance) TBD
Paises de lingua Portuguesa July - August 2020 TBD Ferramentas de Análise TBD
Asia - Pacific 10 - 15 August 2020 Sri Lanka Analytics Tools TBD
Africa - Anglophone October 2020 Kigali, Rwanda New for 2020: Design for Analytics TBD
Pays francophones 19 - 24 Octobre 2020 Lomé, Togo Tracker TBD
Paises de lingua Portuguesa Dezembro 2020 TBD Tracker TBD

Check out our next DHIS2 Academy Level 2 in your region

Level 2 Academies vary in length depending on course content. Fees vary based on course length, venue and facilitator costs.

Dates Location Specialization Registration
27 - 31 July 2020 (5 Days) Uganda Disease Surveillance (Offered alone, or as joint Academy with Level 1 Tracker, 20-25 July) TBD
10-14 Août 2020 (5 days) Pays francophones Administration de Serveur TBD
Q3-Q4 2020 Rwanda Web App Development TBD
Q3-Q4 2020 Banjul, The Gambia New for 2020: DHIS2 for Education TBD
Q3-Q4 2020 Malawi New for 2020: Logistics Data Integration TBD
Q4 2020 Vietnam New for 2020: Tracker Implementation Management TBD
Q4 2020 Africa - Anglophone Community Health Information System (CHIS) TBD
Q4 2020 Paises de lingua Portuguesa Community Health Information System (CHIS) TBD
Q4 2020 Pays francophones New for 2020: Tracker Implementation Management TBD
Q4 2020 Kenya Server Administration TBD
Q4 2020 Pays francophones Disease Surveillance TBD


Everything you need to know about 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 attends?

Everyone with a strong interest in DHIS2! Whether you are a DHIS2 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.


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

  • One Online Academy to the Fundamentals of DHIS2; This free Academy is available online only. Enroll now!
  • Three different Level 1 Academies covering the main features of the software;
  • Level 2 Academies that cover 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.

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 DHIS2 Fundamentals, the DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy, the DHIS2 Tracker Academy, and the DHIS2 Design & Customization. We host up to 3 Level 1 Academies in Eastern & Southern Africa, Western & Central Africa, Asia each year.

Our Regional Partners

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
HISP Sri Lanka
HISP Bangladesh

DHIS2 Online Academy

DHIS2 Online Academy
DHIS2 Fundamentals

As a result of taking this online course, you will progressively:

  • Get a working knowledge of DHIS2 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 Analytics tools.

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Level 1 Academies

DHIS2 Level 1 Academy Analytics Tools
DHIS2 Analytics Tools 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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DHIS2 Level 1 Academy Tracker
DHIS2 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;
  • The sharing model.

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DHIS2 Level 1 Academy Design and Customization
DHIS2 Design & Customization Academy

This 6-day training provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of best and worst practices in DHIS2 design and customization by:

  • Providing participants with skills regarding the design and customization of DHIS2 to support aggregate data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information sharing;
  • Enabling you to specialize further in DHIS2 Aggregate Design & Customization.

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Level 2 Academies

The Level 2 Academies cover a range of more specialized topics, both a continuation of the three core topics from Level 1 as well as additional themes. Recent topics of Level 2 Academies include:

  • Android App Development
  • Android Implementation
  • Web App Development
  • Data Quality
  • Server Administration
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Community Health Information System
  • DHIS2 for Education
  • Logistics Data Integration
  • Tracker Implementation Management

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 academy@dhis2.org

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