The Joint Peace Fund has been set up by international donors to support a nationally owned and inclusive peace process in Myanmar.
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The Joint Peace Fund is a platform for coordinated international financial, technical and advisory assistance. It seeks to support a peace process that ends ethnic armed conflict in Myanmar and results in a sustainable peace from which all the people of the country benefit.
With many donors pooling their funding, the JPF offers a coherent and efficient approach to providing financial, technical and advisory assistance to the parties in the peace process, as well as other Myanmar organisations working at all levels of Myanmar society – Union, State and local.
Who and What Will We Support?
Myanmar's peace process is still unfolding. JPF support will be shaped by the needs of the process and its key peace actors. As well as supporting the government and the EAOs, as the parties to the peace process, the JPF will also support peace process focused activities of a broad range of Myanmar organisations – NGOs, women’s groups, CSOs, CBOs, etc. The JPF puts a strong emphasis on supporting women’s participation in the peace process. Experience elsewhere shows that the more inclusive a process is, the more likely it is to lead to sustainable peace.
Call for Concept Notes is now Closed
The Joint Peace Fund's Call for Concept Notes which opened in November 2016 and closed in April 2017 produced a tremendous response.
Our teams are working hard appraising all the proposals that have been sent to us. We are hoping to respond to all our many applicants in the coming weeks. We would like to thank everyone who has applied for funding with us and ask them for their patience as we carefully consider each project idea we've received. .
For more information about our Call for Concept Notes click here.
How Do We Work?
The JPF seeks to work collaboratively and inclusively with all key peace actors. Myanmar's peace process is nationally owned and the JPF is here to support it.
The JPF works closely with parties to the peace process and key peace stakeholders, as needed, to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of its programmes moving forward.
The JPF is an innovative fund, staffed by national and international specialists who between them have many years of experience in supporting peace processes around the world and in Myanmar itself. It is able to provide more than money to the process: the JPF provides intelligent support that is technical and advisory, as well as financial.
In its approach, it places a strong emphasis on research and innovation, seeking to draw on global best practice and the use of digital technology, where appropriate, to make its programmes more effective in supporting Myanmar's peace process.
Interim Director, Technical Secretariat
Statement from Danish Ambassador Peter Lysholt Hansen, Chair of the Joint Peace Fund, 31 July 2017:
"The Joint Peace Fund regrets to announce the departure of its Technical Secretariat Director, David Haeri, for health reasons. We are grateful to David for all his leadership and hard work in successfully establishing the Fund in its first year of operations, and wish him a speedy recovery.
We are fortunate that, Nigel Roberts, a global expert in peace and development, today has taken up the position as Interim Director until the first week of December 2017 when a new Director will be appointed. Under Nigel's leadership we are confident that the Joint Peace Fund will continue growing from strength to strength in its work to support a joint and inclusive peace process in Myanmar."
The JPF is looking for an M&E advisor who would be available at short notice to support the work of one of its key implementing partners. For more information click here
The JPF has two new exciting opportunities for an experienced programme advisor (fluent in both Myanmar and English) to support our Public Information projects and a Programme Officer for our research and innovation projects.
For more information about the Programme Advisor, Public Information, click here.
For more information about the Programme Officer, Research and Innovation, click here.
Application Deadline: Until post is filled.