By Zazza Agri – AKISMUN Head of Communications
This year, on the 27th of March; Al Khor International School (AKIS) made history by hosting their first MUN conference which turned out to be a huge success, stimulating the minds of young leaders in Qatar. With more than 400 participants including delegates from various of other schools such as Al Jazeera, Dukhan English School and International School of London, we were able to set up 7 committees which succeeded in engaging fruitful discussions regarding their assigned issue. In addition to this, we are happy to say that AKISMUN has allowed us to build better relationships between other schools hence opening up many opportunities for us in the near future.
The second annual AKISMUN conference to be held on the 15th of April 2016 with an overall theme of ‘Global Goals’ will pick up on last years success whilst following THIMUN procedures. Aiming to increase the number of delegates, we hope to have 8 committees which include General Assemblies 1,2,3,4 and 6 as well as ECOSOC, HRC, and Security Council.
The AKISMUN team believes that inviting other schools to attend its conference is essential as it would provide an educational benefit for students across Qatar. For AKISMUN’s 2nd conference, we will be accepting schools of varying curricula across Qatar, including any aspiring Student Officers wishing to chair a committee.
“We hope AKISMUN will not only provide delegates with an amazing experience but also give a chance to delegates to pick up new skills while gaining different perspectives on pressing issues around the globe. We want to focus on offering new delegates an opportunity to engage with MUN, while giving experienced delegates a chance to have a seat at the chair table. We are proud to say that, Al Khor International School strongly believes in diversity and therefore, the promotion of world peace through mutual understanding. ” – AKISMUN Executive Team