Local stage of 1st International Debate Championship held in Kazan

Baku, April 4, AZERTAC

Organized by the Eurasian Regional Center of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF-ERC) and leading youth organization of Tatarstan "Selet", the closing ceremony of local stage of “The 1st Debate Championship of ICYF-ERC” has been held in Kazan.

The international project aimed at increasing of intellectual level and leadership skills among youth in OIC region are implemented in the countries at initial stage, then at international level there will be championship of debates with the participation of winning teams from the countries. As mentioned, this project was held firstly in Azerbaijan upon the ICYF-ERC’s initiative. In forthcoming months at the basis of gained Azerbaijani experience, the ICYF-ERC will organize championships in other countries.

The two-day online and audience debates focused on global climate change, the role of international organizations in reducing youth unemployment, the importance of environmental factors in investment projects, the role of distance education in knowledge acquisition and other relevant topics.

At the closing ceremony, on behalf of Vusal Gurbanov, Acting Director General of the ICYF-ERC, Said Omanov, and Director of the Selet Youth Organization, Aygul Gabdrahmanova, emphasized the role of such events in the development of leadership skills of young people, the successful exchange of creative ideas and proposals within the OIC-Russian Federation dialogue. The speeches also praised the intensification of cooperation between ICYF-ERC and Selet in recent years.

Following the Debate Championship, the winners were awarded certificates and prizes.

Only Azerbaijan, the Central Asian republics and a number of countries in the Eurasian region will participate in the competitions for 2022. The area of competition is planned to be enhanced in the coming years.


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