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.
Canada Joins the JPF
We are pleased to officially welcome Canada to the Joint Peace Fund. This brings our total number of donors to eleven.
On 7 June, the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced his government's contribution of four million Canadian dollars over the next five years during a visit to Canada by the State Counsellor, Her Excellency, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Japan Joins the JPF
We are pleased to announce that on 9 March 2017 the Government of Japan joined the Joint Peace Fund. This means there are now eleven donor governments supporting the JPF.
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.