What is the Joint Peace Fund?
The Joint Peace Fund is an organisation which provides financial, technical and advisory support to Myanmar's peace process.
Currently we have eleven international donors: Australia, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
These donors have collectively pledged just over US$ 100 million, and new donors are encouraged to join. The JPF represents a serious international commitment to supporting Myanmar on the long road to peace, with the Fund planned to run until at least 2021.
The JPF first disbursed funds to both the government and ethnic armed organisations in support of the peace process in late August 2016. Since then it ran a six month long open call for concept notes from which a broad portfolio of projects is now being established. These projects reflect JPF's holistic approach to supporting peace in Myanmar: they are run by a wide range of the country's many peace actors and stakeholders and at every level of Myanmar society. All these projects ultimately aim to make the ongoing peace process more effective and support Myanmar in the longer term, on the path to sustainable peace.
Our logo symbolises Myanmar’s rich diversity of ethnicity and cultures. Inspired by the hand-woven bamboo and reed mats that are common in Myanmar households, it represents the importance of including all groups in the peace process.