Coaching Staff


of The Moroccan National Debate Team


Founder & President: Soufiane Choubani


Soufiane is the brainchild behind the MNDT, MYDC and MDA. He is also back-to-back national university debate championship coach with 42 wins and only 3 losses in the Moroccan university debate circuit since 2013. He was first introduced to debate and public speaking in high school´s competitive Model United Nations club, a club which is ranked in the top 10 in USA. He now has over 7 years of experience coaching public speakers and debaters with several titles and national best speakers. He was the first person to introduce to World Schools Style (WSS) format to Morocco and North Africa. In 2014 was awarded The Best Coach in Morocco award just months before he founded the MNDT and led them to the 2014 World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC). The MNDT has remained as one of the top 3 teams in Africa under his leadership. 
WSDC 2014 (Thailand) & WSDC 2015 (Singapore) Head Coach
Moroccan Regional & National Tournament 2013 & 2014 Champion
UMYD 2014 (USA-Maghreb Youth Debates) Champion – Team Morocco 
Best Debate Coach in Morocco Award – 2014
MODT (Moroccan Open Debate Team Champion) – 2014
[Debating Experience]
ICU Tournament 2021 
Philosophy Open 2018 – 24th Best Team
KK-Cup (Japan) 2018
Nagoya Debate Open (Japan) – 2018
Franklin High School Model United Nations Club (USA) – 1999/2001
[Adjudicator Experience]
NSDA Morocco Policy & LD Debate – 2013/2016
UMYD 2014 USA-Maghreb Youth Debates
ASI International Tournament 2015 Chief Adjudicator 
PDAWC 2018 World Congress (Japan)
PDAWC 2017 World Congress (Japan) Grand Final 
PDA Parliamentary Debate World Congress (Japan) 2021 Semifinals Judge

National Team Head Coach: Jessica


(Member since 04/2021)
Lead Author 0f Debating & Mental Health
Admin at Humans of Debating
Senior A Debating Coach for Brisbane Grammar School
Training Officer for ANU Debating Society (2017) & Griffith Debating Society (2011)
[Debating Experience]
Australasian Wom*’ns Debating Championships 2020 – Grand Finalist and 2nd Best Speaker
Australian Easters 2019 – Quarter Finalist & 3rd Best Speaker
UQ Australs 2017 – Champion
Berlin WUDC 2013 – Open Quarter Finalist
[Adjudicator Experience]
Madrid WUDC 2023 – CA (prospective)
Thailand WUDC 2020 – DCA
Bangladesh UADC 2020 – Open Grand Final & Overall Best Judge
Astana EUDC 2020 – Open Quarter Finals
Bali Australs 2019 – EFL Grand Final
Vietnam UADC 2019 – EFL Grand Final
Malaya Australs 2018 – DCA
Mexico WUDC 2018 – Open Quarter Finals
Australasian Wom*’ns Debating Championships 2015 – CA
Australian Easters 2014 – DCA
Otago Australs 2014 – Open Grand Final

Development Team Head Coach: Sara


(Member since 09/2021)
[Debating Experience]
Team Slovenia – World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) 2018: Breaking Team
Team Slovenia – World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) 2017 
World Schools Debate Academy Champion 2018
Winter Holidays Open 2017: Breaking Team
Prague Debate Spring Open 2017:  Breaking Team 
[Adjudicator Experience]
7th ISDC Oldham Cup 2021 – Breaking Judge
NJDO 2021 – Chair & QF 
DSDC 2021 – Chief Adjudicator 
Winter Holidays Open 2017: Breaking Team
Prague Debate Spring Open 2017:  Breaking Team
International Debate Competition Ljutomer – Chief Adjudicator
World Schools Debate Academy 2020, 2019: Chaired & Broke 

Coach: Nassim El Baz


(Member since 06/2020)
Nassim joined the MNDT in June 2020 and has over 4 years of debate and public coaching experience He is also a former MNDT debater.
[Debating Experience]
Captain of Belbachir MUN Team – 2017
Best Debegate Award – Al Akhawayn Univeristy MUN 2019
Honourable Metions – ADDIMUN 2017, MAMUN 2018 & TeslaMUN 2018.
Harvard MUN – 2020

Assistant Coach: Kaoutar

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(Member since 09/2017)
Kaoutar, who is 22 years old and based in Meknes, is the newest member of our coaching staff.
[Public Speaking Experience]
SpeaKalam Public Speaking Camp – 2016

Student Advisor: Mohammed


(Founding Debater/2014)
Mohammed was not only a member of the first MNDT that travel to Thailand to participate in the WSDC 2014, but was also the captain of the 2015 and 2016 national teams. He has been a pioneer to his nation and North Africa, not only for the MNDT but also for his high school debate team, Amicitia, which he represented for the first time at the NSDA Nationals tournament in 2015 and 2016.  
[Debating Experience]
MYDC 2014 (Moroccan-Youth Debate Camp) Debater
NAIMUN 2014 (North African International Model United Nations) Delegate 
WSDC 2014 (Thailand) Team Morocco Debater
WSDC 2015 (Singapore) Team Morocco Captain
MODT 2015 (Moroccan Open Debate Tournament) Champion
NSDA Morocco 2014 & 2015 Policy Debate National Champion
NSDA Nationals 2015 & 2016 (USA) Morocco District Qualifier 
NSDA Morocco 2015 National Best Speaker

Adjudicator: Mehdi


(Member since 2021)
[Debating Experience]
Astana Novice Championship – Novice QF
UCD Novice IV Silver – Finalist
Canadian Random Pro-AM ESL – Finalist
Manchester IV ESL – Finalist
2021 African National Debate League 5th Best Team & 11th Best Speaker
ICU Tournament 2021
[Adjudicator Experience]
Pretoria IV – 9th Best Judge
Odesa 2021 ESL (Panelist) Novice Finals

Adjudicator: Zineb

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(Member since 2017)
Storyteller at Vice Arabic
Storyteller at Humans of Morocco
Morocco Web awards 2016
Morocco science awards 2015
[Debating Experience]
MODC 2015
Moroccan-Youth Debate Camp 2017
[Adjudicator Experience]
Morocco Debate Association Adjudicator Training Course
Nordic Schools Debating Championship (NSDC) 2017 – Adjudicator

Adjudicator: Safaa


(Member since 2017)
Head of Cubs at Association Scouts Essalam
MNDT 2016 & 2017 National Selector 
[Debating Experience]
Moroccan Voice 2016 – Finalist
[Adjudicator Experience]
Morocco Debate Association Adjudicator Training Course
Nordic Schools Debating Championship (NSDC) 2017 – Adjudicator 

Founding-Coach News Article

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Interested in joining our coaching staff as a coach or adjudicator? Send your debate/public speaking CV to our head coach at and we will get back to you within a few days. 
Adjudicator Training Courses are offered once a year in August. To find out more information, please visit

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