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.
Empowering MENA Youth to Rethink the Future of the RegionIDEA Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is inviting young people aged 18 to 28 from the region to take part in the first MENA Regional Youth Forum (RYF) which takes place from 22 to 27 December 2014 in Tunis, Tunisia.The RYF is a pilot program that brings together young people, stakeholders and experts from MENA countries to rethink the future of the region through viable public policy options in the framework of a debate and policy competition.Young people are invited to apply for a place at the RYF as part of a tea