For all of us who participate in any competitive sport, representing our nations doing what we love to do is the zenith of all ambitions. In the debate world, there is only a limited window of opportunity for us to represent our nations, and that is during our school careers. It was a dream that all of us cherished deep in our hearts, to be the best of the best in our country and carry the flag to a global stage.
For most of us, it is a dream that never materialized. For those who were lucky enough to be amongst the select few who got to represent our nations, it's a precious memory that we earnestly wish we could relive just one more time.
African Nations Debate League is one of a kind tournament, where great debaters get to team up with a compatriot and represent their nations regardless of current or past institutional affiliations. We give you the opportunity that you have been yearning for, a chance to fight it out for your homeland. We bring Africa together, under one virtual roof, and watch the nations battle it out to establish supremacy through logic and reasoning.
Format: BP (Invitational)
Eligibility: To represent a nation, you must meet ANY of ONE of the following criteria:
1. Be born in that country
2. Hold citizenship of that country
3. Attend a complete University program in that country
4. Live in that country for 2+ years
1. Capacity and Cost
We have the capacity to host a maximum of 16 teams, 12 judges for a total of 50 participants. However, this is subject to demand and it is likely we will increase the tournament to fewer more judges to ensure there is quality adjudication.
The registration fees for African Nations Debate League 2022 are as follows:
1. Team Registration : $50/ Person.
2. Adjudicator Registration: $25/ Judge
We may require a deposit to a bank account in advance.
Schedule & Debating
African Nations Debate League is set to run from the 6th to the 9th of December 2022. ANDL features 5 preliminary round-Robin rounds, and a break to the Grand Finale. We use the British Parliamentary format, so it is really a good opportunity to practise for your PAUDC & World Universities Debating Championships.
•Adjudication and Speaker Training
•Debate Round 1
•Debate Round 2-5
•Parte after Parte
•Departure to Strathmore University for PAUDC 2022
About The Host: RPDA seeks to create and bolster a coterie of critical thinkers who can respond to societal issues, address them and create awareness through art of debate
Website Link: https://royaltypactdebating.co.zw