3rd IREN Eastern Africa High School Debate
Published on 10th March 2009
The 3rd IREN Eastern Africa High
School Debate provides a forum for high school students from East
Africa to apply basic economic principles to topical policy issues. The
program aims at inculcating a culture of entrepreneurship and business
thinking among youth from an early age and to promote Kiswahili as the
business language in East Africa.
Previous themes covered include; The Effects of Corruption,
Privatization and New Technology on a Nation’s Economy and The benefits
and challenges facing the East Africa Cooperation and how to enhance
this cooperation. This year’s theme is ‘Save to invest and grow the
economy’. From 2006, over 65 schools and 400 essay entries have been
submitted for competition from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.