Key Principles that guide our work:
- National Ownership: The JPF supports the national ownership of Myanmar’s peace process. The JPF understands national ownership to include not only the leadership of the Government, state institutions and EAOs, but also civil society and other stakeholders in Myanmar’s peace process.
- Impartiality: In line with its aim of supporting an effective peace process, the JPF actively engages with all key parties to the conflict in an unbiased and open manner. The JPF will not place one party’s political position or interests higher or lower than that of another party.
- Joint Action: Joint action, in which stakeholders work together in common spaces towards a common goal, helps build an effective peace process. The JPF’s projects are designed to build trust and confidence between parties and stakeholders and, where possible, it seeks to support joint action within them.
- Inclusiveness: In order to reach the goal of sustainable peace, a peace process needs to be inclusive. The JPF is able to accept applications from all formal and informal entities that contribute to Myanmar’s peace process, at Union, State and local level. The JPF prioritises activities that actively seek to include, support, engage with, or promote different groups’ participation in the peace process. The JPF encourages its grant holders to support this approach.
- Non-discrimination: The JPF is committed to equal rights, inclusion, and non-discrimination. It grants without discriminating on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, geographic location, religion, age or language. Grantees are also expected to embody non-discriminatory practices including - but not limited to - gender, religion, ethnicity, or age.
- Transparency: The JPF will carry out its work with the fullest degree of transparency possible while respecting the political sensitivities and confidentiality of particular processes and activities.
- Conflict Sensitivity: The JPF recognizes the highly sensitive environment in which it operates. The JPF puts the principle of conflict sensitivity at the centre of its approach and its engagement with its stakeholders.