Since 2008, the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies as a foundation program of IPCS has been attracting considerable interest across wide-sectors of the community. Currently, the IPCS offers an MA program designed to address the growing demand in the region to understand and investigate peace and conflict related issues. The MA is a two-year long program, including a dissertation component. 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. The teaching program of the Institute aims to develop a deeper understanding of the rich indigenous knowledge about peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Somaliland, to enhance empirically grounded research in peace and conflict studies, to build the capacities of specialists in peace and conflict related issues for growing domestic and global organizations, and to nurture local expertise in theoretical and practical dimensions of peace and conflict studies.