James is a passionate and devoted peace advocate, relationship builder, civic educator, communication skills practitioner and facilitator, hair stylist, and native of Bende local government area in Abia State of Nigeria. James practices a modern and inclusive universal Christian faith, is married, and is the father of four school-age children. He is the President/Founder of a NGO United for Peace Against Conflicts International (UFPACI) based in Cote d’Ivoire. James holds several certificates in peacebuilding and reconciliation, including: a certificate as a Reconciliation Facilitator from Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue California; a certificate on Integrated Data Analytics for Sustaining Peace from the United Nations Staff College; a certificate on Conflict Transformation from Peace Direct, and; a certificate Level 1 on Kingian Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation from University of Rode Island. James is currently serving as United Religion Initiative Cooperation Circle Leader for the Cote d’Ivoire Chapter. He was also awarded Visionary Peace Builder of the year 2018 by Euphrates Institute USA.