Thursday, August 20, 2009

The eagerly anticipated Pan-African Universities Debating Championship is back for its second season!

The (PAUDC) Organizing Committee is once again very proud to organize the second annual Pan- African Universities Debating Championships to be held at the University of Botswana main campus in Gaborone from December 12th to 18th, 2009. With more than 15 countries representing the continent of Africa, the competition will offer diversity of thought while building solidarity between near neighbors and distant friends.

Sponsored by the Youth Initiative of the Open Society Institute, the tournament will feature six rounds of debating, including a grand finale. Speaker and coach training workshops will be offered as well as adjucation tests. Accommodations include seven-day lodging, meals, and events. Events include the Opening and Break night parties, Cultural Expo night, the Championship dinner, and a visit to the Mokolodi nature reserve to experience Africa's Big Five!

Early registration takes place from August 15th to October 15th, which is set at approximately $90/person. Late registration lasts from October 20th until November 20th at $110/person. To ensure geographic diversity, countries have been allocated registration slots of four teams per university, and each African country may only enter up to seven universities. However, there is no limit for observers!

For more information, visit the website, or email

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