The Melanesian School Debate is an innovative approach to supporting the growth of strong and accountable governments in Melanesia. The concept brings together the region’s future leaders to interpret and assess key regional issues, providing them with the space to explore new perspectives and present an informed exchange of ideas to their peers and community.
Topics push young minds to explore real world challenges, with debate motions closely aligned with those tabled in national governments including migration, globalisation, traditional custom, governing systems and regional diplomacy. Bringing students from around the region together provides a platform for young Melanesians to share and learn from each other, interpret motions in the context of their own country and culture, but also look more widely at regional and global issues and potential solutions. Through this process they will develop the skills to be an engaged and informed citizen with a voice in the future of their nation and region. Read More