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JMPC - New Acronym for the Centre

The Centre has adopted the acronym JMPC, sort for “James Mancham Peace Centre”. This decision was made during a Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday 3rd May 2017, at the Guy Morel Institute, Ma Joie. The majority of the members voting for JMPC. Two acronyms which also received votes were MPC and MPDC.  »

National Symposium on Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity

The Centre was officially invited to participate in the National Symposium on truth, reconciliation and national unity.  The Symposium was organised by the Seychelles National Assembly's Truth and Reconciliation Committee on Sunday 7th May 2017, at the International Conference Centre Seychelles.  The Project Manager of the Centre, Ms Diana Benoit, presented an overview of the Centre; its vision and mission; goals for the future while reinforcing the Centre's support for the works which the Committee and eventually the Commission will underta... »
Primary and Secondary Schools Poem Competition to Commemorate the 2017 Commonwealth Day

Primary and Secondary Schools Poem Competition to Commemorate the 2017 Commonwealth Day

To commemorate the 2017 Commonwealth Day, the Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy, organised a poem competition for all the primary and secondary schools in Seychelles. For 2017, the Commonwealth has chosen the theme “A peace-building Commonwealth” because the world is facing a time of increasing instability and uncertainty. The Commonwealth family of nations, including Seychelles, in its rich diversity becomes an ever more-needed source of strength and hope for all its members. “A peace-building Commonweal... »
Think big, but small is beautiful: Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy holds first forum on small island diplomacy

Think big, but small is beautiful: Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy holds first forum on small island diplomacy

The Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy organised its first forum on core diplomatic challenges for Seychelles and the region. The forum was held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at the University of Seychelles under the theme “Think big, but small is beautiful: small island diplomacy”. The forum discussed the core principles of Seychelles foreign policy and it saw the participation of professionals, academics and students from several key sectors namely the Department of Foreign Affairs, Contact Group on Piracy o... »
Research on Piracy

Research on Piracy

As part of its wider global approach to counter piracy work, M&C Saatchi World Services (MCS WS) partnered with the Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy in undertaking a research project interviewing incarcerated pirates at the Montagne Posée Prison in Seychelles. MCS WS was responsible for the management and planning of the research and one of its Account Director (Researcher) came to Seychelles between 12th and 18th March 2017 to conduct the research. The research was done through a series of individua... »
Committee to consider actions to honour the late President James Mancham

Committee to consider actions to honour the late President James Mancham

President Danny Faure has set up a Committee to consider and make recommendations on actions that could be taken to honour the memory of the late President James Mancham. The Committee met on Monday 30th January 2017 and they made a number of suggestions and reviewed proposals submitted by the general public. On Thursday 2nd February 2017, the Chairperson of the Committee, Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, met with representatives of the Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy. The purpose of the meeting was for Amb... »

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