Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy was established on August 11, 2017, on the 78th birthday of the late Founding President of Republic of Seychelles in cooperation with the University of Seychelles as an independent, international hub for the study of peace and diplomacy.

The Centre has the task to keep, to distribute, to discuss and to develop the ideas, projects, and legacy of Sir James Mancham, who passed away in peace in his house in Glacis, Mahe Island on January 8, 2017.

This is an ambitious and timely project that will add to the reputation of Seychelles as a peaceful nation making a further contribution to global society. The Centre will also support the university’s drive to develop niche areas of research and course opportunities.

Seychelles is a small island state located in the Indian Ocean and its geographical coverage extends across three spheres of influence – the Republic of Seychelles, the countries of the South-West Indian Ocean, and the African continent.

Being a friend of other nations and a threat to none, Seychelles’ neutrality is a key consideration in establishing the Centre as a meeting place for learning, exchanging of ideas and experiences, and playing an active role in conflict resolution in the region.

Please, write to us, share your opinion not only on Sir James' legacy but also on Seychelles, on international relations and peace at info@manchampeacecentre.com