16.05.2023 - 18.05.2023, Online

“Do No Harm"- Qualification along the BMZ Guidelines

Karl Kübel Stiftung

More and more international donors, such as the BMZ, expect the "Do No Harm approach" in project management. This principle aims to identify, avoid and cushion possible negative consequences of development cooperation at an early stage. This workshop presents the concept and the implementation in projects.

Details of the Three Day Web-Workshop via Zoom:

16th May 2023: (3 hours)    Workshop on Do No Harm
17th May 2023: (2 hours)    BMZ Guidelines + Discussions + peer review
18th May 2023: (3 hours)    Project Sharing + Input + Expert Guidance

Time: 13:30 - 16:30 hours Indian Time (IST), 10 - 13 hours European Time (CET/EST). Time plan finalised to suit most of the nations with different time zones.

Humanitarian aid work is filled with variety of actions and behaviours bringing rainbow of results and consequences, especially so in the neo-normalcy times.  These may arise out of either some actors playing a spoilsport or due to power inequations, authority, structural discrimination, cultural hetrogenity and a combination of these. Aid workers who are involved in transfering of variety of resources, through development initiatives, need to consider the aspects of rights as well as conflictual dynamics in the project context. Do we forecast such disruptive behaviours causing negative impacts along with our program, is the question! This attitude of doing good without harm is to be intertwined with every stage of project cycle management designed to lay pathways of change: feasibility to sustainability (SDGs)!!   

DNH as a tool provides a common reference point to analyse assistance, assess both the impacts and the possible conflicts.  Also, prompts to identify those conflict-exacerbated impacts and alternatives while things are going badly.  This workshop on “Do No Harm” gives this opportunity to look at the broader context of disruptions and how to mitigate potential negative effects on the social fabric, the economy and the environment and more so integrate into every stages of the project cycle management.  

What will the workshop offer?

  • An exposure to DNH framework – language and context analysis
  • Different forms of effects while transferring resources and how to ensure that we are doing good
  • How to adapt DNH as per BMZ guidelines in the planning? Sharing from a practitioner.
  • Stakeholder engagement, analysis of ‘dividers and connectors’ –sharing field experiences to design strategies
  • DNH matrix to transfer the lessons learnt to program design?
  • Gain insight to understand patterns of impact- positive and negative

Who this workshop is for:  
Participants shall be from all fields, those dealing with projects and programs of development cooperation, those being responsible or involved in project planning will benefit more. Anyone, who is in the position of decision-making strategic building and management are to benefit. Those with the roles of managers, facilitators, trainers, network builders, monitoring, evaluation, and responsible for credibility and sustainable development of the organizations are most welcome.  Impact specialists will gain value add.      

Workshop methodology:
The re-run workshop is re-designed with methods. With the scope for internalization and participation, methods include inputs, peer-sharing, self-study, group-work, and expert guidance in order to take one’s own example for discussion. Also the scope to work on one’s own situation of the given context simulates one to innovate ideas to integrate strategies in the ongoing program. Do No Harm of ongoing project, opportunity to discuss with reference to real project case situations will be a value-add. Participants will also receive the presentation and study web-links as reference material.

As the workshop language is English, it is necessary that all participants are fluent in the same.


Registration and organizational details:

This three-day peer consultative Web-Workshop through Zoom is: Rs. 7.450 + (18% GST) / 95 Euro / person. For online registration please use this link. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail soon after it has reached us.

Further details: Do no Harm-Qualification along BMZ guidelines - Karl Kübel Stiftung (kkstiftung.de)