What is the Joint Peace Fund?
The Joint Peace Fund is a platform for international financial, technical and advisory support to Myanmar's peace process. Currently there are ten donors to the fund: Australia, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
These donors have collectively pledged just over US$ 100 million to be disbursed over the next five years, until 2021. New donors are encouraged to join.
The JPF first disbursed funds to both the government and ethnic armed organisations in support of the peace process in late August 2016. The JPF is now in the process of establishing its broader programmes of peace process support and peacebuilding activities, aiming to facilitate initiatives which strengthen and broaden the peace process.
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.