I was surprised by the invitation a month ago to the British Council Algeria’s Boxing Days debate competition, both by the invitation itself, and that Mat let me go when it was happening simultaneously with our Art & Design for Advocacy training in London. Algeria is an immense country (2.3million km2) yet one that is almost unknown in the UK. The inhabited bit is on the Mediterranean but there is a vast interior stretching into the Sahara. If Algeria itself is a bit off the beaten track its debate community is almost unknown.
IDEA UK is searching for some of the best nine student debaters in London to take part in a debate with a visiting debate team as part of the British Council's Young Arab Voices event to support the growth of skills and advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa region.If you are available to debate on Friday 30th October from 9am to 12pm in Central London then we would love to hear from you.Interested University Debate Societies or individual competitive debaters based in London should email Alex Helling email@example.com including a sho