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Maximizing Project impact through Do No Harm Analysis

Do the organizations find out the current state of knowledge of Do No Harm (DNH) and what impact it had made on the way they designed and implemented projects/programs?

The ‘Do No Harm’ (DNH) principle responses to a growing recognition of the potential negative effects of aid or project activities. Using DNH lens, the organizations could identify and reduce the potential negative effects of its interventions. The organizations may view DNH practices and examine ways of integrating this concept into its ethical framework, policies, tools and practices.

The principle of “do no harm” originated from medical ethics. It provides tips to humanitarian or development organizations to make great efforts to achieve positive impacts by striving to minimize the harm they may intendedly or accidentally cause or add tensions to communities or societies they work with.

VNBK experiential Trainers on DNH, Mr. Chhit Muny and Mr. Lav Bunrithy convened the 3 day-Do No Harm training to the partner organization, Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) to analyze its projects implementation from June 4 to 6, 2019 in Phnom Penh. During the training, the participants enjoyed the activities and reflective discussion on their current project practices with DNH tool to identify and find ways to improve the potential negative effects of project activities.

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