Friday, June 11, 2010

Climate Advocacy Institute graduate organizes first debate club in Nepal

Last summer, IDEA co-hosted the Climate Advocacy Institute, which brought together more than 80 youth climate activists from around the world. Since then, many graduates of the institute have been involved in several campaigns and movements that involve youth in both climate change awareness and debate. One graduate, Abhishek from Nepal, has recently organized the first youth debate club in Nepal, the Nepali Youth Debaters Club (NYDC).

The debate club's motto is "Debate to Learn:Learn to Debate" and its mission is to spread debate to all youths, ages 12-25 years old, in Nepal through organizing debate workshops and tournaments in different regions of the country. The NYDC has already organized several debate matches and one debate workshop. The club's next debate workshop is slated for Saturday June 19th and will also include a screening of the movie, "The Great Debaters." The NYDC has also put together Team Nepal for the upcoming World Online Debating Championship (WODC).

For more information on the Nepali Youth Debaters' Club, click here. Also find the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.

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