19.09.2023 - 21.09.2023, Online

“Do No Harm” Qualification - along the BMZ guidelines! How to do Good without doing Harm?

Karl Kübel Stiftung

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 dyamics 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.   


Further details can be found here.