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The real CCI and Model CCI

The real CCI and Model CCI

CCI is a constitutional body in the Government of Pakistan that works under the Ministry for Interprovincial Coordination to resolve disputes of power sharing between the federation and provinces. Model CCI simulates this important process of dispute solving.

Model CCI is a debating competition that has been set up to create a big platform for dialogue between students from all over Pakistan. In this simulation, students will discuss certain political issues and current topics. The emphasis of the simulation is on dialogue and dynamic discussions between the students.
Selection process

Selection process

After public announcement through flyers, posters, websites and social networks at the selected universities, students will register online and apply for their selection. The online application form contains questions pertaining to the students’ understanding of Pakistan's political system as well as their ambitions to participate in the project. The HSF office will scrutinize their applications and shortlist the most suitable students. These shortlisted students will be invited for a telephonic interview.
Training session

Training session

After the selection process is completed, the professional trainers deliver an intensive one-day training workshop in order to prepare the students for the simulation. This training workshop focuses on questions of decentralization in Pakistan, the structure and procedures of CCI and the themes to be discussed in the simulation.
Work in teams

Work in teams

All students are divided into groups and each group consists of teams representing each federating unit for a single topic. The Model CCI participants are asked to meet up with the other students that represent the same government. In teams they analyze the policies, problems and opinion of the government. Smart participants meet up well in advance and develop a strategy for the debate. The students are recommended to get as much information as possible about the topic from the websites of the relevant ministries, news-channels or professional literature beforehand.
Structure of the debate

Structure of the debate

Debates will be comprised of four parts:
1- Policy statements
2- Open debate
3- Consensus building
4- Joint communique
How to win

How to win

Model CCI is not a debate of dominance and conflict, but a so-called cooperative or coalitional competition. Students don’t win the competition by forcing every member of the council to agree with their own opinion. To really succeed, they have to understand the arguments of the others and deal with them in a reasonable and constructive way and find a mutually beneficial solution. Successful Model CCI participants show strong academic skills, interpersonal skills and strategic skills, and they pursue joint actions and collective "payoffs."
Benefits and awards

Benefits and awards

The participants of the university level debate will be given certificates. Generally, the five best students at the university level will be sent to the provincial level and the eight best students at provincial level will be sent to the next level: the national level. The best two individual winners, i.e. those who win the most points, will be offered to participate in a conference in Europe. The best team, i.e. the team with the collectively highest scored result, will win an exposure trip to Islamabad involving interaction with Senior Members of Government and Bureaucracy.