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 16th Best Team [Japan]
2017 Moroccan BP Open Competition: Champion & Best Debater
1999/2001 Franklin High School Model United Nations Club [USA]
[Adjudicator Experience]
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
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 Co-Coach: Jessica

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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

National Team Co-Coach: Sara

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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 DSDC 2021: Chief Adjudicator 
2020/2019 World Schools Debate Academy: Chair
2019 International Debate Competition Ljutomer: Chief Adjudicator

Development Team Head Coach: Ahmad

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*Member since 9/2022]
[Debating Experience]
2020 WSDC 2020: 2nd Best EFL Speaker 
2020 Saskatoon Pre-WSDC: National Runners-up
2020 Vancouver Virtual Pre-WSDC 2020: Quarterfinalist
2020 China Pre-WSDC: Quarterfinalist
2020 Asian Schools Online Debate Championship: Quarterfinalist
[Adjudicator Experience]
2022 WSDC: Open Quarterfinals Judge
2022 Africa Schools Debate Championship: Chief Adjudicator Panel (CAP)
2022 IDTL Slovenia: Open Finals Chair
2022 China Pre-WSDC: HS Finals Panel
2021 Winter Holidays Open: Open Finals Panel

WIDPSC Head Coach: Anna

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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
[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

Coach: Prashasti

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*Member since 09/2022
Moroccan-Youth Debate Camp 2021 Trainer
2018 – 2020 : Debate Mate Coach 
Part time fellow at DebateSpaces
Part time coach at Leader’s Academy South Korea
[Debating Experience]
Doxbridge Worlds 2021 – Open Speakers Break
International Economics Open 2021 – Finalist, 4th Best ESL Speaker
Delta W*men’s and Gender Minorities Open 2020 – Finalist, 5th Best Speaker
Europe Queer Open 2020 – Semi Finalist, 9th Best ESL Speaker
Edinburgh Women’s Cup 2019 – Top 10 speakers
[Adjudicator Experience]
Yale IV 2021 – Semifinals Panelist
Cambridge IV 2020 – Quarterfinals Panelist
Manchester IV 2021- Semifinals Panel (clashed out of finals)
Trinity W*men’s and Gender Minorities Open 2021 – Chair Silver Finals
Cambridge W*men’s and Gender Minorities Open 2020 – Finals Panel 

Coach: Gabrijela

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*Member since 04/2022 WSDC
European Law Student Association Reims: Events Coordinator
Sciences Po Reims Debating Society Co-Coach
World Literacy Foundation: Youth Ambassador
UNICEF Croatia: Youth Ambassador
2022 Team Croatia Coach
2019 European Youth Parliament: Best Delegate
[Debating Experience]
Sciences Po University Debate Team member
2021 Cambridge IV: Semi-Finalists
2021 Croatian National Debate Tournament Champion
2020 & 2021 Team Croatia WSDC: Debater

Coach: Mara

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Sciences Po Reims Debating Society Co-Coach
2022 Moroccan Youth Debate Tournament: Adjudicator
2022 Moroccan Youth Debate Camp: Trainer
2022 BALDC: Chief Adjudication Panel
2021 EurOpen: Octofinals Judge
2020 Croatia National Debate Competition: 5th Speaker & 3rd Best Team

Adjudicator: Mehdi

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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

Adjudicator: Yahya

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*Member since 6/2022
[Debating Experience]
2018 Young Med Voices Morocco 
2020 National University Debate Championship 
Erasmus+ VE, Anna Lindh Foundation & Connect Nord Africa
Debate Reporter – Young Mediterranean Voices, Anna Lindh Foundation & British Council
[Adjudicator Experience]
2022 Moroccan Youth Debate Tournament: Adjudicator
Connect Nord Africa 
EuroMed Debate Competitions
2020 National University Debate Championship 

Assistant Team Manager: Rania

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*Member since 03/2022
2022 Al Akhawayn University student
[Debating Experience]
2018 Team Morocco Debater

Former Coaching Staff

2014

Ilona – Assistant Coach

2015

Pearl – Assistant Coach

2016

Imad – Assistant Coach

2017-2018

Souradip & Jaya – Co-Coaches

2020-2021

Jaya – Head Coach

2021

Oliver – 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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