APT organized Herat Debating Championship at Jami University. Students from APT debate clubs at five universities competed against each other debating different topics in a total of five rounds of exciting competitive debating. As a result, the tournament was won by Ms. Farida Razaqi and Mr. Edris Tawakol from Herat University while the Best Speaker title went to Mr. Sayed Matin Hussaini from Herat University.

In order to increase the quality of adjudication for debates, the tournament contained a judges competition section in which the Best Adjudicator title was earned by Mr. Mahmood Karamatey in the first ever competitive adjudication system implemented in a debate competition in Afghanistan. Title winners at the Herat Debating Championship earn spots in Herat Delegation for APT’s National Debating Championships.

Taking this opportunity, we congratulate all the debaters, adjudicators and organizers for making Herat Debating Championship another benchmark for quality debating in Afghanistan.

Bibimah Arabzada presenting Fardia Razaqi with the Championship Award.

Bibimah Arabzada presenting Fardia Razaqi with the Championship Award.

Sharif Shah Safi presenting Edris Tawakol with the Championship Award.

Sharif Shah Safi presenting Edris Tawakol with the Championship Award.

Elnaz Azimi presenting Sayed Matin Hussainy with the Best Speaker award.

Elnaz Azimi presenting Sayed Matin Hussainy with the Best Speaker award.

Edris Tawakol and Farida Razaqi - Champions of Herat Debating Championship.

Edris Tawakol and Farida Razaqi – Champions of Herat Debating Championship.