Previous Debates

Entrepreneurship vs Public/Private sector

06 May 2018
  • Zayed University , Abu Dhabi
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Mohammed Al Tamimi
  • Asma Al Abbar
  • Marwa Al Mansoori
  • Fatima Al Banna
  • Majid Abdulghaffar
  • Ammar Al Shamsi

Judges Details

  • Her Excellency Maytha Al Habsi - CEO of Emirates Foundation
  • Dr. Omar Al Nuaimi - Assistant Undersecretary for Communication and International Relations at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization
  • His Excellency Abdul Basit Al Janahi - CEO of Dubai SME

Summary of Debate

The Youth participating in the debate titled “Entrepreneurship vs. Public/Private Sector” debated the following statement: Youth should work as entrepreneurs instead of pursing a job in the public or private sector. Youth on the Affirmative Team supported entrepreneurship while their counterparts on the Opposition Team believed it was best for Youth to pursue jobs in the public or private sector. Both teams backed their arguments using evidence based on research as well as their own experience in either field. The expert panel of judges contributed greatly to the debate by asking Youth stimulating questions that pushed them to think critically and formulate valid responses.