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
KK-Cup (Japan) – 2018
Nagoya Debate Open (Japan) – 2018
Franklin High School Model United Nations Club (USA) – 1999/2001
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
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.
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
(Member since 01/2017)
Jaya, along with Souradip, are the founders of Debate India and co-coached Team India at the WSDC 2016 to the quarter finals and had the 3rd Best ESL Speaker. She also co-coached IIT Bombay and NLSIU at the 2017 WUDC, with both teams breaking and IIT Bombay becoming the first Indian team to make it to octa finals.
Co-Founder of Debate India
WUDC 2017 Registration Officer
WSDC 2016 (Germany) Team India Co-Coach
WUDC 2017 (Holland) IIT Bombay & NLSIU Co-Coach
AWSDC 2017 (Thailand) Novice Champion Co-Coach
NAULS PD 2017, MSRMPD 2016 Champion
RVDT 2016, VIT Debate 2015 Finalist
SMC Debate Semi-Finalist
Asian British Parliamentary (BP) Debate Championships (Malaysia) 201
Asian Schools Debating Championship – ASDC (Malaysia) 2016 Grand Final
Shanghai International Debate FInals, 2016
Beijing Debate Challenge 2016 Semi-Final
(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
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.
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
(Member since 10/2014)
Jonathan, based in Rabat, works as an English Teacher and freelance film director in Rabat. He has been one of our most favorite judges since the team was formed and is always willing to help out when he can.
SIST University Debate League (BP Format) Adjudicator – 2012/2013
MODT 2014 (Moroccan Open Debate Tournament) Grand Finals Adjudicator
GNC 2015 (Girls National Cup)
(Member since 01/2017)
Zineb, based in Rabat, is our newest member to our team of adjudicators.. She is a second year student in Mohammed V University (English major) and a staff photographer for Humans of Morocco.
NSDC 2017 (Denmark) Adjudicator
Founding-Coach News Article
Interested in joining our coaching staff as a coach or adjudicator? Send your debate/public speaking CV to our head coach at Coach@TeamMorocco.org 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