From debates to gaming industry

IDEA continues to empower young people through debates and critical thinking. It gives young people across the Central Asia region CA helps young people across Central Asia region fulfill their aspirations and build better life for themselves and their communities. It provides the youth with soft skills that that help them later on in their career and social life.

Andrey Palatonov is a participant of IDEA CA's International Aitmatov Debate Academy (IADA). The main purpose of the Academy is to provide participants with the skills to express their ideas confidently, to think critically, to check information, to argue and defend their position civilly, to promote the initiatives of their organization, and to bring together a bigger audience to solve real-life problems of their communities.

Author: Aisha Jabbarova, intern at IDEA CA