Sir James Mancham, KBE

Founding President, Republic of Seychelles


Founding Member of GEP

Quotation (GEP 2010)

“It appears that humans do not observe the world in an independent manner, but are constantly taking part in its evolution through actions, thoughts, and emotions ...


Sir James Mancham (1939-2017) participated in the first international session of the GEP, and was instrumental in drafting the "Trivandrum Declaration" to officially constitute a Global Energy Parliament for a world scintillating with peace, harmony and positive energy.


Sir James Mancham, KBE was elected first President of the Republic of Seychelles when the country became independent on 29th June 1976 - after having been the first Chief Minister and the first Prime Minister when the country was a British colony. In June 1977, Sir James was a victim of a Marxist coup when in London to attend the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting. Subsequently, he spent 15 years in exile, during which time he specialised in the promotion of joint ventures and transfer of technology. In 1992, returned to Seychelles as the "Apostle of National Reconciliation" and has since become a national and international Statesman.


Much decorated, Sir James at the moment is actively involved with many international organisations:- Chairman - Global Peace Council of the Universal Peace Federation (U.P.F.); Vice-President - International Council of Jurists; Member Board of Advisors of World Future Council (W.F.C.); Member of the Academic Council of the European Centre for Peace Development (E.C.P.D.) and Member of the World Entrepreuneurial Forum (W.E.F.), etc.


In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious International Jurists Award for world peace at the International Conference of Jurists 2010.  In 2011 he was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize.