On 20 September 2016, the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies of the University of Hargeisa, the IPCS, Puntland State University’s Center for Postgraduate Studies, Research and Capacity Development (CPSRCD) and Rift Valley Institute (RVI) jointly launched a 10-day capacity building training on social science research funded by the Somalia Stability Fund (SSF). This training is a part of a project aimed to support and deliver the highest quality research in the Somali higher learning institutions, including Somaliland. The President of the University of Hargeisa, the Vice President for Academic and Research opened the training. Representatives from the implementing partners also delivered speeches covering the aims and objectives of the project including this training. Over 35 participants from the two Universities are attending the training.