Ms. Diana Benoit

Director, James R. Mancham Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute

Diana Benoit joined the University of Seychelles (UniSey) in 2014 as a Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator. Her undergraduate education was at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, where she obtained a double-degree in Communications and Cultural Studies; Media and Information.

In 2016, she was awarded a Masters in Public Administration from UniSey in collaboration with the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute in which she received a first class.  Shortly after, she was appointed as Project Manager to support the establishment of a new Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute at UniSey. She worked closely with Emeritus Professor Dennis Hardy and the late Sir James R. Mancham (KBE) to develop an Institute that will contribute to global peace through research, education, training and mediation. 

In 2017, her hard work and determination got her promoted to Director of the Institute. She is actively involved in research projects on peace processes, nonviolent action, human rights, gender and security. Her recent projects are on the transitional justice processes in small states; and the role of civil society in combatting gender-based violence.

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Ms. Diana Benoit
Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381222