Coaching Staff

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of The Moroccan National Debate Team

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Founder & President: Soufiane Choubani

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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. 
2014 WSDC [Thailand] & 2015 WSDC [Singapore]: Morocco Head Coach
2014 USA-Maghreb Youth Debates (UMYD): Champion, Team Morocco 
2014 Best Debate Coach in Morocco Award
2014 Moroccan Open Debate Team (MODT): Champion, Team Morocco
2013/2014 Moroccan Regional & National Tournament: Champion
[Debating Experience]
2021 ICU Tournament [Japan]
2018 Philosophy Open: 24th Best Team
2018 Nagoya Debate Open [Japan]
2017 Moroccan BP Open Competition: Champion & Best Debater
1999/2001 Franklin High School Model United Nations Club [USA]
[Adjudicator Experience]
2022 WIDPSC 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
2021 East Asia Invitational [South Korea]: Chief Adjudicator Panel
2017 PDA High School Parliamentary Debate World Congress [Japan]: Grand Final 
2015 American School of Ifrane International Tournament (ASI): Chief Adjudicator 
2013/2016 NSDA Morocco Policy & LD Debate

Vice-President: Mohammed Bouzouba

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*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]
2015/2016 NSDA Nationals [USA]: Morocco District Qualifier 
2015 WSDC [Singapore]: Team Morocco Captain
2015 Moroccan Open Debate Tournament (MODT): Champion
2014/2015 NSDA Morocco: Policy Debate: National Champion
2014 Moroccan-Youth Debate Camp (MYDC): Debater
2014 North African International Model United Nations (NAIMUN): Delegate 
2014 WSDC [Thailand]: Team Morocco Debater
2014 NSDA Morocco: National Best Speaker

National Team Head Coach: Adel Mostaque Ahmed

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*Member since 10/2021
Former Lecturer at the International United University
Former member of the selector pool for the Nepal National Team for WSDC 2018 & 2019
Former member of the external trainer pool of the WSDC preparation for Bangladesh national team (2016 – 2019)
[Debating Experience]
2020 LUMS Online Pre-ABP [Pakistan]: Open Quarterfinalist
2020 Alternative Pre-ABP: Quarterfinalist
2020 EWU Debate Open: Finalist
2019 Kathmandu World Debates [Nepal]: 3rd Best Speaker
2017 BUP IV: 6th Best Speaker
[Adjudicator Experience]
2021 World Schools Debating Championship
2021 Harvard College World Schools Invitationals: Double Octofinal
2021 Cambridge ABP: Open Finals
2020 World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC): Broke
2020 World Schools Debating Championship: Broke
2020 North East Asian Debating Championship (NEADC): 5th Best Adjudicator
2020 Shanghai International Debate Open: HS Finals
2018 Nepal National Inter-Schools Debating Championship (Mahakumbha 2018): Chief Adjudication Panel (CAP)
2017 Asian Schools Debating Championship: Chief Adjudicator (CA)

Development Team Head Coach: Sara Brdnik

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

Coach: Jessica Musulin

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*Member since 04/2021
Jessica has been part of the MNDT coaching staff since April 2021. She is renowned in the international debate community in the WUDC. She might be new the the WSDC community but has made her mark known and unforgettable by lead Team Morocco to our best ever performance at the WSDC with 3 wins and 11 ballots.
Lead author, Debating and Mental Health
2021 World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) Head Coach: Team Morocco
2014-2015 Brisbane Grammar School: Senior A Debating Coach
[Debating Experience]
2020 Australasian Wom*’ns Debating Championships: Grand Finalist & 2nd Best Speaker
2019 Australian Easters: Quarter Finalist & 3rd Best Speaker
2017 UQ Australs: Champion
2013 Berlin WUDC: Open Quarter Finalist
[Adjudicator Experience]
2023 Madrid WUDC 2023: CA (prospective)
2020 Bangladesh UADC: Open Grand Final & Overall Best Judge
2020 Astana EUDC: Open Quarter Finals
2020 Thailand WUDC: DCA
2019 Bali Australs: EFL Grand Final
2018 Mexico WUDC: Open Quarter Finals
2018 Malaya Australs: DCA
2015 Australasian Wom*’ns Debating Championships: CA
2014 Australian Easters: DCA 

Coach: Jacqueline Belzberg

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*Member since 03/2022
[Debating Experience]
2022 WIDPSC Team Morocco Coach
2021 Doxbridge Worlds: Octofinalist Team
2021 Doxbridge 3: Octofinalist Team
2020 World Wom*n’s Debate Open: Quarterfinalist Team, 5th Speaker
2020 Womxn’s and Gender Minorities’ Online Debate Open: Quarterfinalist Team, 6th Speaker
2020 Royal Rhetorics Wom*en’s Open: Finalist Team, Top Speaker
2019 Oxford Wom*n’s Open: Finalist Team, 6th Speaker
2019 North American Wom*n’s Debating Championships: Quarterfinalist Team, Top Novice Team
2018 Prague Debate Spring: Finalist Team
[Adjudicator Experience]
2022 Harvard College World Schools Invitational: Chief Adjudicator
2022 International Worlds Schools Debate Tournament Ljutomer: Chief Adjudicator
2021 12th Hong Kong Debate Open 2021: Finals
2021 EurOpen World Schools Debating Championship: Finals
2021 Macau World Schools Debating Championship: Octofinals
2021 Oxford Pre-World Schools Debate Championship: EFL Grand Finals
2021 Harvard College World Schools Invitational: Semifinals
2021 Stanford World Schools Invitational: Semifinals
2020 Mexico Online World Schools Debating Championship: Quarterfinals
2020 Bluebonnet World Schools Tournament: Semifinals

Coach: Anna Saint

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*Member since 03/2022
2022 WIDPSC Team Morocco Coach
2021 WIDPSC: 2nd Overall Speaker, 7th Overall Speaker, 8th Overall Speaker, Debate Champion, 12 Category Finalists
2020 WIDPSC: 2nd Overall Speaker, 3rd Overall Speaker, 4th Overall Speaker, 7th Overall Speaker, 10 Category Finalists
[Debating Experience]
2021 Doxbridge Worlds: Octofinalist Team
2021 Doxbridge 3: Octofinalist Team
2020 Womxn’s and Gender Minorities’ Online Debate Open: Quarterfinalist Team, 4th Speaker
2020 Royal Rhetorics Wom*en’s Open: Finalist Team
2020 World Wom*n’s Debate Open: Quarter-finalist Team, 6th Speaker
2019 Oxford Wom*n’s Open: Finalist Team, 10th Speaker
2019 North American Wom*n’s Debating Championships: Quarterfinalist Team, Top Novice Team
[Adjudicator Experience]
2021 Macau World Schools Debating Championships: Octofinals
2021 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships: Breaking Adjudicator
2021 Oxford Pre-World Schools Debate Championship: Quarterfinals
2021 NDT World Schools Debating Championship: Finals
2020 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships: Breaking Adjudicator
2020 Mexico Online World Schools Debating Championships: Breaking Adjudicator
2020 UPenn World Schools Debating Championship: Semifinals

Coach: Olivia Mackender

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*Member since 03/2022
Advanced Training Co-Ordinator of the Liverpool Debating Union (2020-present)
Virtual Debate Mentor at DebateMate (2021-present)
[Debating Experience]
Meta IV 2021: Won & 2nd Best Speaker
Inner Temple IV 2021: Broke
Exeter Open 2022: Broke & 8th Best Speaker
Aberystwyth Open: Broke & 5th Best Speaker
Lancaster IV 2020: Broke & 7th Best Speaker
Sports IV 2021: Broke
[Adjudicator Experience]
Uhuru Worlds 2022: ESL Semi-Final Chair
Uhuru Worlds 2021 (Panthers Division): 2nd Best Adjudicator
Oxford Women’s Open 2020: Broke
Southampton Open 2021: DCA
Nijmegen Open: Gold Final Chair Delhi
Pre-Australs 2021: Semi-Final Chair
Liverpool Iron Giant 2021: Bronze Final Chair
Liverpool IV 2021: Broke
LSE Schools 2021: Broke & Equity Officer
Manchester Schools 2022: Broke 

Coach: Gabrijela Papec

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*Member since 04/2022 WSDC
2022 Team Croatia Coach
[Debating Experience]
Sciences Po University Debate Team member
Cambridge IV 2021 Semi-Finalists
Team Croatia WSDC 2020 & 2021 Debater
2021 Croatian National Debate Tournament Champion

Adjudicator: Mehdi Idrissi Guenouni

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*Member since 10/2020
[Debating Experience]
2021 African National Debate League: 5th Best Team & 11th Best Speaker
2021 ICU Tournament
2020 Astana Novice Championship: Novice QF
2020 UCD Novice IV Silver: Finalist
2020 Canadian Random Pro-AM: ESL Finalist
2020 Manchester IV ESL: Finalist
[Adjudicator Experience]
2022 IDTL Slovenia – Breaking Judge
2021 Odesa: ESL (Panelist) Novice Finals
2021 WSDC: 1st North African Adjudicator
2020 Pretoria IV: 9th Best Judge

Assistant: Rania

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*Member since 03/2022
[Debating Experience]
2017 Team Morocco Debater

AMBASSAORS

Ambassador to Germany: Kaoutar Chahboune

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*Member since 09/2017

Ambassador to Japan: Amina Nait

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*Member since 10/2021

Former Coaching Staff

2014

Ilona Alexandra – Assistant Coach

2015

Pearl Sahibdeen Watson – Assistant Coach

2016

Imad Bahri – Assistant Coach

2017-2018

Souradip Sen & Jaya Jain – Co-Coaches

2020-2021

Jaya Jain – Head Coach

2021

Oliver Cummins – Co-Coach

*Broke/Breaking Team/Adjudicator/Debater= Qualified for the second round after feedback from adjudicators.
1. To break as a team, you have to earned enough wins/ballots.
2. To break as a adjudicators, you must have received enough positive feedback for your decision of the wining and losing team, with clear reasoning for your decisions.

Founding-Coach News Article

MoroccoWorldNews.com

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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 MoroccoDebate@gmail.com 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 http://www.TeamMorocco.org/Judge

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