The Joint Peace Fund

The Joint Peace Fund (JPF) is seeking Concept Notes for its funding window to support a peace process that ends ethnic armed conflict in Myanmar and results in a sustainable and inclusive peace from which all people benefit.

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 offers a range of assistance, financial, technical and advisory, to support not just the formal peace process, but also activities linking to it that can help strengthen the process and deepen the peace.

Scope of JPF Programmes

  • Direct assistance to a nationally owned and inclusive peace process: This support is for both the ongoing negotiations and the implementation of agreements already made between the parties at Union and sub-national level, for example, the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and bilateral ceasefires.
  • Peacebuilding initiatives and activities that strengthen the peace process: The JPF will support peacebuilding initiatives that strengthen the peace process, activities that favour the implementation of agreements already made, and enable broader participation, particularly that of women.
  • Research and Innovation: The JPF will support applied research and innovation initiatives that enhance shared understanding, inform and enable public participation, and harness digital technology to promote awareness raising, collaborative learning, and engagement.
Funding Information
 
There are two types of grants available under this call for concept notes: small grants and large grants.
 
Small Grants
 
Small grants offer up to US$ 100,000 per year. This grants window has been designed to accommodate smaller, more targeted initiatives from organisations which may have limited capacity or experience, or are seeking to conduct small-scale peacebuilding projects or one-off events. This includes incubation-type support to single-focus, small-scale national organisations that cover critical peace-related issues, are locally relevant, or whose activities have significant potential to impact the peace process.

Large Grants
 
Large grants are above US$ 100,000, they can accommodate a larger time frame, and a broader project scope. For large grants, the JPF encourages initiatives with one or more of the following features:
  • Collaboration between organisations, across sectors, multi-disciplinary cooperation.
  • Developing centre-periphery networks.
  • Covering multiple locations.
  • Where appropriate, enabling national access to international capacity, technical expertise and experience.
Programme Areas
  • Programme Area 1: Direct Peace Process Support
  • Programme Area 2: Peacebuilding Support
  • Programme Area 3: Research and Innovation
Eligibility Criteria
  • The JPF is open to applications from potential partners, national and international, registered and non-registered, part of the formal process or outside the formal process, that are contributing to an inclusive, sustainable and nationally owned peace process in Myanmar.
  • Priority will be given to national actors and national implementing partners. Where international implementing partners are involved, they will be required to demonstrate strong partnerships with national entities and institutions and clear justification for why the activities cannot or should not be undertaken by a national organisation.

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