African-Youth Debate Camp

AYDC 2023

April 8th-9th (Online)

The first edition of the African-Youth Debate Camp will feature two experiences trainers in the World Schools Debate format. This online (Zoom) camp is completely free but is limited to 20 participants. The camp is designed to be as accessible as possible and help get interested students familiar with the WSDC debate format and have a chance to participate in min-debates. Participants should expect to receive intensive training sessions and lots of feedback during their mini-debates. All participants will receive an ASDF certificate of achievement at the end of the camp. The top debater will receive a t-shirt shipped to their home.

A more advanced camp for experienced debaters will take over in the summer of 2023, stay tuned for that if you are an experienced debater!

Eligibility: African students aged 14 to 24 years old

Camp Director & Trainer: Soufiane Choubani (Morocco)

(Soufiane has been running debate camps in Africa regularly since 2013. Additionally, he coached Moroccan National Debate Team at the 2014 WSDC in Thailand and the 2015 WSDC in Singapore).

2023 Zimbabwe International Schools Debating Championships, Octo-Finals Chair Judge

2022 Polish Schools Debating Championship [Poland]: Semi-Finals Judge

2022 WIDPSC Debate Grand Finals Adjudicator

2022 Moroccan BP Open Competition: Chief Adjudicator

2022 Eurasian Schools Debating Championship: Breaking Judge

2021 & 2022 PDA High School Parliamentary Debate World Congress [Japan]: Semifinals Judge

2nd Trainer: Selorme Acolatse (Ghana/Turkey)

2× WUDC breaking judge and Open Grand Final panelist: (Madrid WUDC 2023)

WSDC breaking judge: (The Netherlands Online WSDC 2022)

Open Grand Final Chair: (Shanghai International Debating Championship 2022)

Champion: (Habib Pre-WUDC 2022)

Worlds Quarter Finalist: (Uhuru Worlds 2022)

3rd Trainer: Henry Kofi (Ghana)

Mediterranean Schools Debate Championship finals panelist

London Juniors Schools Debate Championship finals panelist

Oxford School East Asia Competition final panelist

South Africa Schools Debate Championship breaking Judge

North America Universities Championship 2023 breaking judge

Tentative Schedule

9:00am – Check In & Greetings
10:00am – Morning Activities & Lecture
11:00am – Practice
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Group Demonstration 
2:00pm – Lecture
3:00pm – Lecture
4:00pm – Practice Debate & Feedback
5:00pm – Closing Comments



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