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DHIS2 Symposium 2017 Overview

 

 

On Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

DHIS2 Symposium 2017 Overview

The DHIS 2 Symposium is an annual event that brings DHIS 2 implementers, and M&E and technical experts together to learn from a wide range of DHIS 2 implementation projects.  

 

As we enter the 3rd year of the Symposium, DHIS 2 adoption continues to expand exponentially.  Implementing partners are now faced with multi-instance environments from the National HMIS instance to Donor and Partner instances.  This year, we’ll explore how various DHIS implementers are dealing with complex issues of data exchange and discuss how we can more easily facilitate this exchange through system interoperability.  We will also hear about innovative usage of data either through in-built features or through BI tools. Developers from the University of Oslo will share updates on the DHIS 2 roadmap and talk about the University’s on-going capacity building efforts.  

 

If you haven’t attended the symposium previously, or you want to hear more about this year’s agenda, join us for a casual discussion about the topics and speakers and answer any questions about this year’s event. 

 

 

Panelists & Moderators:

Nicola Hobby is the Director of Service Delivery at BAO Systems and the organizing chair of the DHIS 2 Symposium.  Since 2012, Nicola has lead institutional-wide DHIS 2 deployment projects at multiple international public health non-profits.

William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI

Igal Rabinovich, CEO, n-Village

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5606691644662584324

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

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DHIS2 for iNGOs – 2016/2017 Schedule

This is a list of the scheduled DHIS2 for iNGOs webinars. We’ll update the list as more events are scheduled. Please feel free to share this information with others at your organization who might be interested in a particular topic. And if you have suggestions for future webinars, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us at info at npoki.org.

Calendar 2016/2017

Topic,
Date/Time,

Presenters
Details
Making the Pitch: DHIS2 for NGO Evaluation


Thurs, Sept 22, 2016

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording


Gillian Kerr, LogicalOutcomes


Bill Lester, NPOKI


Igal Rabinovich, n-Village

DHIS2 is an effective, open source, monitoring and evaluation platform tool that can be used to track programs, participants, outcomes, and even logistical processes. In recent years, DHIS2 is increasingly being adopted by NGOs in non-health sectors in addition to its original grounding in health management.

This webinar will help NGO staffers learn how to describe DHIS2 and answer complex questions. Whether making the pitch with senior leadership or speaking around the water cooler with your colleagues, understanding some of the real implications will enable you to handle tough questions like:

  • How much does it really cost to run a DHIS2 implementation?
  • How long does it take to set up DHIS2?
  • Can we rely on DHIS2 in the longer term (i.e. will it always be funded?)
  • How can we compare DHIS2 with other M&E platforms given our specific needs?
  • What is the return on investment?
DHIS2: Helping People in their Daily Work


Thurs, Nov 17, 2016

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording


Eric Munyambabazi, HISP Uganda


Nicholas Santillo, LogicalOutcomes

DHIS2 is powerful and effective, but it is also complicated.  Join NPOKI, LogicalOutcomes, and HISPUganda in an interactive presentation examining the impact of using DHIS2 on NGO staff, stakeholders, and program participants – and how it effects on their day-to-day lives. Specifically, we’ll talk about:

  • How does DHIS2 change the daily workflow of individuals working in, and affected by, NGOs?
  • How does DHIS2 improve an organization’s services, decision-making, and community?

Looking at examples from dozens of implementations across multiple continents, we will share learnings, resources, and strategies to implementing and working with DHIS2 as an approachable and practical tool which has a positive impact on the community.

“Who Wants a Free Puppy!” The true cost of FREE (Part 1)


Thurs, Jan 12, 2017

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording


Marc Baizman, Salesforce Foundation


Zachery Tapp, Cradles To Crayons

Nothing is free. You pay for it with money and/or with time. Free puppies require both, just like open source/free license software. If everything isn’t clear up front, you will find yourself needing to defend all the time you’ve spent on your no-cost project.

Marc Baizman, popular raconteur and Customer Success Director at Salesforce.org, gives us his humorous spin (based on lots of experience) on accepting, training, grooming, and managing a “free puppy”. He is joined by Zachary Tapp, IT Director at Cradles To Crayons.

This is the perfect webinar to share with folks at your organization who can’t/won’t understand why open source, free license, and other seemingly low-cost solutions don’t always beat custom/commercial solutions. So, invite them to join you for our webinar!

(This is a co-presentation with Connecting The Information Dots)

DHIS2 Symposium 2017 Overview


Thurs, Jan 19, 2017

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording


Nicola Hobby, BAO Systems


The DHIS 2 Symposium is an annual event that brings DHIS 2 implementers, and M&E and technical experts together to learn from a wide range of DHIS 2 implementation projects.

As we enter the 3rd year of the Symposium, DHIS 2 adoption continues to expand exponentially.  Implementing partners are now faced with multi-instance environments from the National HMIS instance to Donor and Partner instances.  This year, we’ll explore how various DHIS implementers are dealing with complex issues of data exchange and discuss how we can more easily facilitate this exchange through system interoperability.  We will also hear about innovative usage of data either through in-built features or through BI tools. Developers from the University of Oslo will share updates on the DHIS 2 roadmap and talk about the University’s on-going capacity building efforts.

If you haven’t attended the symposium previously, or you want to hear more about this year’s agenda, join us for a casual discussion about the topics and speakers and answer any questions about this year’s event.

Am I Reaching the Poor? Measuring Equity with DHIS2


Thurs, Feb 9, 2017

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording


Nirali Chakraborty, Metrics for Management


Samuel Johnson, Qebo Ltd


Kenzo Fry, Tebiro Ltd

Although many development programs actively target the poor, actually measuring how well we are doing this can often be challenging.  Metrics for Management (M4M) has just released a DHIS2 version of its popular EquityTool, a set of simplified questionnaires to help NGOs estimate the wealth distribution of their clients, and ultimately understand how effectively they are reaching the poor (see http://www.equitytool.org)

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the EquityTool, give a brief demonstration of how quickly and easily the EquityTool questionnaires and indicators can be installed in your own DHIS2 instance, and explore how you can then use them to measure equity and make data-driven decisions in your programs.

DHIS2 Interoperability


Thurs, April 20, 2017

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording

Handout


Daniel Messer, PSI


Sara Gaudon, LogicalOutcomes


Laura Lincks, ICAP


Adebusoye Anifalaje, BAO Systems


Nicola Hobby, BAO Systems

Join this panel discussion to learn about interoperability and DHIS2: successes, challenges, and new resources.

When talking about integration, we think about the process of making different information systems appear as one, i.e. data from them to be available to all relevant users as well as the harmonization of definitions and dimensions so that it is possible to combine the data in useful ways.

A related concept is interoperability, which is one strategy to achieve integration. For purposes related to DHIS2, we say that it is interoperable with other software applications if it is able to share data with this.

-From https://docs.dhis2.org/2.26/en/implementer/html/ch07.html

This webinar will:

  1. Summarize key themes, successes and challenges on integrating DHIS2 with other systems
  2. Share impressions of an NGO panel who attended the recent DHIS2 symposium in Washington D.C.
  3. Announce a new set of guidelines on the topic of interoperability, in development by the University of Oslo

We welcome M&E focused iNGO staffers who are currently considering or using DHIS2, to bring your questions.

The True Cost of FREE: DHIS2 Set-up, Training & Maintenance


Tues, June 20, 2017

11:30AM-12:30PM ET


Slide Deck

Recording

Handout


Steven Uggowitzer, HISP Geneva


Nicholas Santillo, LogicalOutcomes


Emma Ayebazibwe, HISP Uganda

DHIS2 is the popular open source monitoring, evaluation, and reporting solution. The code is available at dhis2.org for free! But what does DHIS2 really cost to set up and maintain? Join this webinar for a discussion geared towards small and medium sized NGOs, where we will address the following key questions:

  • What does it cost to get a DHIS2 implementation up and running?
  • To maintain a functional DHIS2 system, what roles must an NGO be prepared to train for in-house? What roles can be outsourced?
  • What are the effort and cost implications?
  • What cost-effective DHIS2 training options exist?

Join our panelist, Emma Ayebazibwe, Nicholas Santillo, and Steven Uggowitzer to learn about DHIS2 and its real and hidden costs.

Registration

There is no fee for the webinars, but attendance is limited, so register early. Please register for the individual sessions you would like to attend. The registration links are in the Topic Grid above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

There is a limit of 100 attendees for each webinar – first come, first served – so if you are not able to access the webinar, we will send you a follow-up email with a link to the recording of the webinar and to the slide deck.

We anticipate quite an interest in the topics included, and suggest that you promote the webinar series to key colleagues within your organization with a direct interest in DHIS2. If you have questions or comments about the DHIS2 for iNGOs Webinar Series, please contact info@npoki.org.

Background

Many of you are already familiar with the current CONNECTING THE INFORMATION DOTS webinar series. For over three years, hundreds of nonprofit organizations have joined us to learn about solutions to address and integrate knowledge management, content management/publishing, monitoring and evaluation, use of ICTs, workflow, project management, financial management, and grant/partner management. Several of these webinars have dealt with DHIS2, the open source monitoring & evaluation platform championed by the folks at the University of Oslo. We have helped to promote DHIS2’s use beyond government health ministries to NGOs in every sector. Based on the feedback we’ve received around the need for a dedicated forum, we have created the DHIS2 For iNGOs Webinar Series.

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