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UN University for Peace Launches MA and PhD Programs

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SDRI and UPEACE Launch January 2019 2nd Intake for the Academic Programmes In Somalia

The United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) in collaboration with Somali Disaster Resilience Institute LAUNCHEs NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES IN SOMALIA

The United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) was created on December 5th, 1980 by the General Assembly of the United Nations through Resolution 35/55 with headquarters in Costa Rica, Central America. It has Regional Centers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, China, Philippines, Columbia and joint programmes in Austria, South Korea, Monaco and Honduras. Through the Africa Regional Centre based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UPEACE implements Master’s and doctoral Programmes and strengthens the capacity of African Universities, Research Institutes, Think tanks, Regional Economic Communities as well as the African Union and United Nations agencies through teaching, training, research and publication and community outreach. UPEACE has functional capacity building agreements with 27 institutions in Africa.

In Collaboration with Somali Disaster Resilience Institute (SDRI) based in Mogadishu, UPEACE launched a series of academic programmes to support Somalia’s post conflict peacebuilding and development agenda. Following an MoU signed between the two institutions on August 14the , 2018, the Somali Disaster Resilience institute will be hosting the following UPEACE Master’s and PhD Programmes:

UPEACE and SDRI are pleased to inform prospective applicants that the new January 2019 intake for the Masters and PhD Programmes is open. If you are interested to join and/or learn more about the programmes, please submit your expression of interest by clicking the link. Submit Expression of Interest form

MA Programs

  • Specialization Environmental Security and Governance
  • Specialization Sustainable Natural Resource Management
  • Specialization Climate Change Policy
  • Specialization Sustainable Food Systems
  • MA in Peace Governance and Development
  • MA. Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development
  • MA in International Law and Human Rights
  • MA in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes
  • MA Disaster Resilience Leadership and Humanitarian Assistance
  • MA Media, Peace and Conflict Studies
  • MA Gender and Peace Building


  • PhD in Peace Governance and Development
  • PhD in Disaster Resilience Leadership

Submit Expression of Interest form

Admission Start Date: January 01 – 2019 End Date: February 10, 2019

Address Location: Airport Road, Opposite MIA, Mogadishu International Airport Area

Study Mode:

Part Time: Afternoons of Thursdays, Fridays (Full Day) and Saturdays

Block Teaching: Lectures are taught in an intensive block of two weeks twice in the semester

Program Cost and Tuition: The complete cost of the programme is $ 3500, which covers:

  • A non-refundable Application and Enrolment fees: $500
  • MA tuition fee: $3.000
  • Per Term Extension charge (If you don’t finish in time (12 months) nd anything more 18 months): $1000 per term

Programme costs are paid as follows:

  • A non-refundable Admin and Enrolment1 fee: $500 (payable in 2 installments of $250 each)
  • First Semester 50% tuition fee: $1.500 (payable in 2 installments of $750 each)
  • Second Semester 50% tuition fee: $1.500 (payable in 2 installments of $750each )
  • Failure to graduate on time will attract an Extension Charge: $1000

Classes Start: March 06 – 2019

PhD Program Tuition Fees: $20,000 (limited partial discounts are available)

For admissions contact:

  1. Submission of Soft copies application can be done through Email:
  2. Submission of Hard Copies can done at SDRI Office – Airport Road. Call for guidance and directions Telephone Number: +252613675407/Land line Local Number : 851939/Line Line International Number: 002521851939

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