TYF 2016 calls youth to join us in the journey for “Digitalization for Peace”
Two winners to represent India at the global forum in Oslo, Norway
Offers a global platform for young opinion leaders to connect and share ideas for a better digital future
Starting today, talented youth living in India can now apply for the annual Telenor Youth Forum (TYF). This event, run in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center, brings together young leaders from Telenor’s 13 markets to tackle social challenges through the use of digital solutions.
The Telenor Youth Forum is a year-long commitment that begins in Oslo from December 8-11, 2016, and is timed to coincide with the Nobel Peace Prize festivities. The young delegates will work in teams on their assigned challenges, aiming to create engagement, awareness, understanding and ultimately peace. They will meet again in May 2017, in Bangkok, to continue their journey. The culmination of their commitment to the program will be the unveiling of a digital exhibition in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center in autumn 2017.
“For a young person today, this is really an amazing opportunity to make an impact on the world. Working with the Nobel Peace Center and one of the world’s largest telecom companies means that you have the unique ability to create change. We are now seeking talented and passionate people who are interested in working with other young leaders from Europe and Asia, and who believe that technology can be a key ingredient in the recipe for peace. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply,” says Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor (India) Communications.
The TYF delegates will spend one year working with their teams to deliver on the project plans. They will meet twice physically and collaborate virtually when back in their home countries. Their aim will be to deliver on the solution that they believe best addresses their social challenge, as well as to work alongside the Nobel Peace Center to create an exhibition of the social issue that they tackled.
This is the fourth edition of Telenor Youth Forum in India. Last year Kaarika Das and Abhishek Kaushal represented the country at TYF in Oslo. Kaarika was selected for her app ‘Teleshiksha’ that provides a social platform to enable collaborative sharing of educational video courses. Abhishek was selected for his presentation on how Internet facilitates behavioural medicine through digital therapeutics.
To learn more about TYF 2016, please visit our website. www.telenor.com/youthforum
Apply now: www.telenor.com/youthforum/application-requirements/
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TYF Candidate Selection Criteria:
Between 20 and 28 years of age in 2016;
Fluent in English;
A permanent resident in one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand;
Passionate about driving social, economic and/or environmental change in your community with some proven experience;
Attending university or have completed higher education;
Someone with big ideas and a desire to make a difference.