Our 2018 competition was sponsored by Mitsui E&P Middle East BV (Gold Sponsors), Ominvest (Silver Sponsors), CGG, Shell, Daleel Petroleum LLC and Oman LNG Development Foundation (Bronze Sponsors) and supported by TRACCS Oman, ESHRAQA (Khimji Ramdas Social Development Arm), Pinky Bell, the Cultural Culb, Pinz center and Luban; the competition was held from 22nd – 23rd October under the patronage of HE Mohammed Salim Al Tobi, the Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs.

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College Speaking Competition

In cooperation with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), ESO holds an annual Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition organized with the aim of developing a deep appreciation of the environment and an understanding of the challenges facing it through study, research, discussion and debate.

An open challenge is thrown to the Oman higher education student community. The students build and present strong cases on different contemporary issues and questions relating to the environment. The competition gives the participants a wonderful opportunity to showcase knowledge and talent, and serves as a good networking tool among government and private academic institutions.

Over 174 students forming 40 teams representing colleges and universities from across the Sultanate participate.

  Project Process

2018 Winning teams
‘Sustainable Built Environment: Are we achieving it?’ – Sultan Qaboos University (Horiah Al Hosni, Buthina Al Amri, Khawla Al Amri, Meitha Al Shamsi)

‘Impact of Fashion and Make up Industry on the Environment‘ - Sultan Qaboos University (Abeer Al Jabri, Mariyam Al Rumhi, Rahma Al Harasi, Omaima Al Hadrami, Jokha Al Rawahi)

‘The Future of Agriculture in Middle East’ – A'Sharqiyah University (Asila Al Amri, Maryam Al Mughairi, Maryam Albaloushi, Ashwaq Al Ghafri, Balaqis Al Shaaibi).

‘The Impact of Wars on the Environment’ - Military Technical College (Ali Al Balushi, Ali Al Mahrizi, Muath Al Hasani, AlMualla Al Maamari, Mohammed Al Abri)

Following the success of the National Competition, the winners were mentored and given further presentation skills by Khimji Training Institute. They then met with HE Mohammed Al Tobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, for a discussion on environmental issues with the winning students.

The winning teams then went on to compete at the Regional Competition, which was held in Dubai in late November. Dareen Mehdi, ESO Board Member joined the panel of judges. ESO is very proud that several teams from Oman scored top places at the regional competition.Team “Synergy” from the Higher College of Technology won first place for their compelling discussion on the ‘Impact of fashion and makeup industry on the environment’, while team “Naqa” from Sultan Qaboos University followed in third. The “Kaizen” team from A’sharqiah University took second place for their discussion on ‘The Future of Agriculture in the Middle East’ while Team “Bunya” from Sultan Qaboos University were awarded third place in the ‘Sustainable built Environment’ debate. Team “Green Footprint” from Military Collage of Technology came third in the discussion on the ‘Impact of Wars on the Environment’.

We would also like to thank HE Mohammed Al Tobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, for taking the time to meet and discuss environmental issues with the winning students.



  Project Sponsors
Mitsui E&P Middle East B.V
Mitsui E&P Middle East B.V