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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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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.
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.
How Will We Work?
JPF will seek 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 will consult with conflict parties 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 can be financial technical, or advisory.
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.