Kenya Methodist University(KeMU) Nairobi Campus, had the honour of hosting over 350 delegates drawn from universities and institutions of higher learning across the country for the 4th Annual Kenya Model United Nations Intervarsity Debate, on Saturday 3rd Sept. 2022.
Kenya Model United Nations is a non-profit, student-run society affiliated to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) based at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi. Established in the year 2001, the society has, over the years grown to amass a membership of over 27 universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning and a total student base of over 500+ members.
The society holds regular deliberations throughout the calendar year from 3 Mock Debates, an intervarsity debate, delegate summits and the flagship conference held at the United Nations Office in Gigiri, Nairobi, for a whole week, in the presence of diplomats and other world leaders.
This year’s annual debate was guided by the theme: ‘The Future We Want’,. This is an event that seeks to provide a platform to raise awareness and discuss pertinent societal issues while providing possible solutions. The intervarsity debate’s main topics of discussion touched on various contemporary issues such as: election integrity, good governance, social justice, food security, the ongoing world financial crisis, global warming, ecocide, the war in Ukraine, among other current global issues. More than 20 universities were represented.
KeMU, The Future is Here!
It is impressive to see KEMU Nairobi Campus hosting the United Nations Intervarsity Debate, which must have been a great opportunity for students to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills while discussing important global issues. Such events are vital for universities as they help students to broaden their perspectives and learn from diverse viewpoints, as well as showcase the institution’s commitment to promoting academic excellence and intellectual discourse.