The Moroccan National Debate Team (MNDT) was created in March 2014 by Soufiane Choubani, and is a first of its kind in North Africa team that competes in international debate and public speaking competitions in English. The MNDT is the first and only North African team to compete in the world´s biggest and oldest debate championship for national teams, the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC). The national team is governed by Morocco Debate Association (MDA), which is a non-profit organization based in the largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco, Casablanca.
Each year, we choose outstanding students, who display potential in speech and debate, and then trained for months to compete at the most prestigious competitions around the world. We strive to be a team of inspiration to our region while producing a high-ranking team and top debaters. Students who go through are our team have had their lives changed forever and we take tremendous pride in developing the next generation of Moroccan leaders and one of the best national debate teams in Africa.
Our other activities also include an outreach program and hosting debate & public speaking clubs and competitions in different cities. Each summer, we host the Moroccan-Youth Debate Camp, which was the first debate camp in North Africa. We are also the proud organisers of the Moroccan Open Debate Tournament (MODT), which was the first-ever international high school and World Schools Style (WSS) tournament in North Africa.
Organise national & international public speaking and debate competitions
Promote free speech, international understanding & English language
Promote gender equality and empower women
Develop opportunities for the youth of Morocco
Achieve excellence with Team Morocco internationally
Best Coach in Morocco Award: 2014
Champions: 2014 Moroccan Open Debate Tournament
Best Position Paper: 2014 North African International Model United Nations
Finalists: 2014 National University Championship
4th Best Speaker: 2017 Parliamentary Debate World Congress
Semi-Finalists: 2017 Parliamentary Debate World Congress
23rd Best Team: 2017 Nordic Schools Debating Championship
Champions: 2021 Parliamentary Debate World Congress
Best Debater: 2021 Parliamentary Debate World Congress
4th Best Debater: 2021 Parliamentary Debate World Congress
Morocco Debate Association is a member of the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) & the African Schools Debate Council (ASDC)
Morocco Debate Association – MoroccoDebate@gmail.com