“Do No Harm"-Qualification along the BMZ guidelines

Three Day Web–Workshop via Zoom from 23rd to 25th August, Time: 13:30 – 16:30 hours Indian Time, (IST) 10 – 13 hours European Time (EST).

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:

23. August 2022: (3 hours) Workshop on Do No Harm
24. August 2022: (2 hours) BMZ guidelines – Input + peer review
25. August 2022: (3 hours) Project + Do No Harm - Expert Guidance

Time: 13:30 - 16:30 hours Indian Time (IST), 10 - 13 hours European Time (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 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?
  • 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.

Facilitator: Monika Boutros-Fischer, German: Expert in Organizational Development and Civil Peace Service. As a certified trainer and a practitioner on DNH, she has international experience in handling workshops on this perspective and brings in examples and illustrations from globe to enlighten the participants with the concept. She has educated civil peace consultants in crisis prevention and peace building, where Do No Harm plays an essential role. She worked and trained NGO project staff in several countries in Asia (e.g. Indonesia, Afghanistan) and Africa (e.g. South Sudan and Tchad).

Resource: T.K. Nathan, Ph. D in Management (supply chain management), Executive Director, Karl Kuebel Foundation for child & family, India. His two decades experience with BMZ funded projects, workshops such as project proposal writing, finance administration and risk management; project governance and evaluations will enable one to gain BMZ perspectives. He brings in specific expertise on context analysis, managing and governing programs, micro-meso-macro Liaoning and consultancy expertise to different entities in different countries (e.g. Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Tanzania, Germany). 

Support-Facilitator: Malathi K.S, Ph. D in Sociology (Social Network Analysis), Manager-Research, Karl Kübel Foundation, India. She is nurtured by KKID in training, facilitation, mentorship, concept creation and content development. Since 2007, she has been co-facilitating national and international workshops – live and digital – on impact orientation, child protection, and volunteer mentorship and designing pedagogical tools for SDGs.  She brings in the skills of identifying disruptive ties and side effects in development work.

Registration and organizational details:

This three-day peer consultative Web-Workshop through Zoom is: Rs. 6.900 + (18% GST) / 89 Euro / person. For online registration please use this link or the button below. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail soon after it has reached us.

Payment @ India by Indians: Details for online payment will be shared by KKID beginning of middle/end of August 2022. Payments through NEFT / IMPS / CHEQUE / DD are most desirable as it helps documentation, monitoring and raising of invoice & receipt after the webinar.  In case of questions please contact:  Ms. Dr. KS Malathi, e-mail: kkidwebinars@gmail.com; Landline: 0091 9442636091

Payment @ Germany: Payments for participants outside India will be accepted online and please contact Sabine Beier at KKS, Germany: s.beier@kkstiftung.de 

Registration Deadline: 4th August 2022
Payment Deadline: 10th August 2022

Sharing of pre workshop questions: 12th August 2022 (for peer discussion and resource guidance).   

For any clarification, please, contact Mrs. Sabine Beier, Karl Kübel Stiftung, Germany, phone +49 6251 700522, e-mail: s.beier@kkstiftung.de 

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