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 200 students forming 48 teams representing 28 colleges and universities from across the Sultanate participate.
If you would like to find out more please visit: www.omanspeaking.org
2015 Winning teams
Environment and Development: Conflict or Harmony: Rustaq College of Applied Science (Mohammed Salim Al Hashmi, Abdullah Mansoor Al Bahlani, Nasser Saif Al Maqbali, Mahmood Said Al Busafi, Sulaiman Khalfan Al Saadi).
Sustainability our Responsibility: it’s no Longer an Option: Oman Dental College (Reem Said Al Mufarraji, Taif Sulaiman Al Shirawi, Sumaia Salim Al Busafi).
Overpopulation vs Overconsumption: Where should we Focus?: Rustaq College of Applied Science (Hasim Musabah Al Salami, Reema Abdullah Al Hadi, Anwar Mohammed Al Harmali, Siham Mohammed Al Handhali).
From Global to Local: Environmental Regulations and Economic Integration: Ibra College of Technology (Humaid Mohammed Al Musalami, Laith Mubarak Al Shaaibi, Marwa Said Al Maskari, Hajar Saleh Al Shibani, Intisar Said Al Jafari).
Following the success of the National Competition, the winners were mentored and given further presentation skills by Yasser Sulaiman, Saleh Al Khamyasi , Dr. Mehdi Jaaffar and Khimji Training Institute. ESO held workshops for the winning teams to enhance their design and presentation skills for the Regional Competition, which was held in Dubai in late November.
ESO is very proud that one of our teams from Oman Dental College took home first prize at the Regional Competition, where they competed against 60 teams from 8 countries! Congratulations to Zainab Ghazwan, Fatma Al Farsi, Hiram Hamdulay, Safa'a Al Qarni, and Sawsan Shams. Our Oman teams also won 2nd place in three categories and 3rd place in two categories.
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.