About Debate Academy
QatarDebate Centre, a highly reputable organization sponsored by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, established QatarDebate Academy in November 2009, in order to focus on developing and encouraging the debate and dialogue skills in the region and the world, through establishing cooperation with educational and public institutions, nominating ambassadors for the Academy and supporting the formation of debate clubs in the Arab world.
After witnessing our students’ eagerness to learn and master dialogue, as well as the effectiveness of this tool, among young individuals inside and outside Qatar, the Academy prepares and trains the individuals interested in the art of debate and dialogue, refining their intellectual and discussion abilities. This will help achieve public interest and have positive impacts on their professional and academic life, especially when constructive dialogue and respect of other people’s opinions replace disputes and stubbornness.
To create a proper training environment for trainees and judges of all categories that stimulates intellectual creativity, critical thinking, and linguistic discussion around various modern issues, and to transfer such skills, using sophisticated learning methods, to those who are interested in learning the art of dialogue and debate according to specific standards.
To contribute to the elaboration of clear standards to enhance the concept of dialogue so it becomes part of their lifestyle, and to promote communication channels with all government institutions to ensure the execution of the major outcomes of intellectual creativity.
The objective of QatarDebate Academy is to promote the values of intellectual dialogue, mutual respect, tolerance and defending one’s opinions by teaching debate and dialogue skills and capitalizing on the creative intellectual capacities of young individuals in general. Also, QatarDebate aims at reviving the Arabic language which constitutes the intellectual repository of our identity and history as Arabs.
In addition, QatarDebate Academy aims, through its highly qualified international experts carefully selected by its management, to instill confidence in the hearts of young people, so they express their opinions and accept other people’s opinions.