UoN participates in the Migrants Day Debate

UoN participates in the Migrants Day Debate

In a compelling showcase of intellect and global perspective, the Technical University of Kenya emerged victorious in the Migrants Day Debate hosted at the University of Nairobi Towers. The event, organized in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Kenya Airways, Skyward Express, and Safaricom, brought together talented debaters from various universities.

The debate, held to commemorate International Migrants Day, aimed to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions of migrants to our country. Ms. Dimanche Sharon, Chief of Mission at IOM Kenya, emphasized the importance of recognizing migrants' roles in our increasingly interconnected world. "We are living in a global village, we need everyone’s ideas," Ms. Dimanche Sharon asserted, highlighting the diversity of perspectives that migrants bring to the table.

Dr. Stephen Jackson, United Nations Resident Coordinator, echoed this sentiment, stating that, "Migrants are not just individuals in transit; they are vibrant agents of change. They are a living embodiment of the multicultural and globalized world. Migrants are drivers of development."

The debate's finale tackled the motion, "Migration is the number one pathway for innovative and creative solutions to climate change." The Technical University of Kenya squared off against the Catholic University of East Africa in a battle of intellect and eloquence. Ultimately, the Technical University of Kenya clinched victory, demonstrating their prowess in articulating the critical role of migration in addressing climate change.

This triumph not only reflects their academic excellence but also underscores the broader significance of acknowledging migrants as catalysts for positive change. As the winners of the migrants debate, they stand as a testament to the power of dialogue and understanding in fostering a more inclusive and globally aware society.

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