New Vision (Kampala)

19 July 2013

East Africa: EAC Students' Integration Debate for September

The second EAC University Students' debate on regional integration is slated for 2 - 3 September 2013.

The debate whose theme is: "Understanding the opportunities and challenges arising from the EAC integration for youth in East Africa" aims at promoting continuous dialogue among the youth and to interest them in advocating for regional integration initiatives.

The debate will be based on a topical issue related to the EAC integration. It will be moderated by five judges with expertise on the specific area of discussion and on the overall area of EAC integration in general and political integration in particular.

Six participants will be selected from each of the EAC partner state, drawn from national universities, public, private and other institutions of higher learning. The participants will be either on the opposition or proposition side but the Secretariat reserves the prerogative to ensure that both sides have equitable membership.

Participation in this debate is limited to students who are in their second year at the university pursuing a degree.

Students who participated in the 1st debate need not to apply to give an opportunity to others to take part. Interested applicants with good analytical and communication skills; and a good command of English are encouraged to apply.

The debate will be conducted in English.

Applicants who are interested to participate should apply by explaining why they are interested to participate, indicate which University they come from and the year of study.

In addition, applicants are expected to write an essay on "Understanding the opportunities and challenges arising from the EAC integration for youth in East Africa".

The essay should not exceed 2 pages, bookman old style font with single line spacing. Lastly, applicants are required to attach their CVs, copies of their national ID and university identity card.

Applications should be sent to - EAC-Nyerere Centre for Peace Research, on Email: eac@eachq.org and copy Barbara Kaboha, Program Assistant, Nyerere Centre for Peace Research, on email - BKaboha@eachq.org and Pamela Kanora, Research Assistant, Political Affairs, on email PKanora@eachq.org.

The application should reach EAC not later than 2nd August, 2013.

The East African Community Secretariat will cover transport expenses, accommodation and meals for the participants during the two days event.

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