The Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants in peace and conflict studies program. The new qualification saw the graduation of 22 students with a level of master’s degree in peace and conflict studies including 4 female students. These graduates came from a variety of backgrounds with some being government employees while others work with local and international non-governmental organizations. The program was designed to address the growing demand in the region to understand and investigate peace and conflict related issues. The program incorporates theories, methods, and other contemporary issues in the field of peace and conflict, including; conflict analysis and its transformation, governance, security, research ethics, etc. We wish all our graduates well in their future endeavors.