Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy is an independent non-profit organization managed by International Board of Trustees in partnership with Government of Seychelles and University of Seychelles.
The main goal of The Centre is to keep and develop the enormous legacy of the Founding President of Republic of Seychelles, to promote peace and understanding ideas and lessons of Sir James Mancham, to educate young diplomats and students, last but but not least - to make more visible the peace achievements of Seychelles nation as unique example to the whole world.
The Centre has been launched in August 2017 in Seychelles, just eight months after the Founding President of Republic of Seychelles passed away in his house in Glacis, Mahe Island.
During his life Sir James had spoken in thousand places all over the world, from two million audience in Seoul to crucially important bilateral meetings on a very high level. For his achievements in leading Seychelles to Independence Her Majesty the Queen decorated him as Knight of British Empire and among hundreds of global awards, in 2011 he received prestigious Guzi Peace Award and in 2016 - Peace Prize for Africa.
Many high level Seychellois joined the launch of the Peace Centre at Eden Blue Hotel on August 11, 2017 among them Vice President Vincent Meriton, former President James Michel, Minister Jean-Paul Adam, Secretary of State Barry Faure, friends and supporters of Seychelles Founding President.
Prominent opinion leader, international Public Relations expert, University lecturer and very close friend to late Sir James Mr. Maxim Behar has been elected as Chairman of the International Board of Trustees, while Sir James' son Alexander Mancham became President of the Centre.