- TYF 2015 calls youth to submit their ideas on ‘Knowledge for all’
- 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
Uninor, a group company of Norway-based Telenor Group, today announced the launch of Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) 2015 in India. TYF offers a global stage and opportunities to meet and discuss with leaders and luminaries within their fields, and a social and professional experience of a lifetime.
This year’s theme for the Forum is “Knowledge for All”. Applicants can submit their entries on www.telenor.com/youthforum/. The last date for application is October 4th.
The Telenor Youth Forum is held at Oslo in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Centre. This is the third edition of Telenor Youth Forum (it was previously known as Telenor Youth Summit). TYF gives an opportunity to millennials aged between 18 and 28 to join young opinion leaders from 13 other countries. They connect and share ideas during the Nobel Peace Prize events in December.
Announcing the launch of Telenor Youth Forum 2015 in India, Vivek Sood, Chief Executive Officer, Uninor said, “Platforms like Telenor Youth Forum work as a source of aspiration for young minds to exchange ideas on societal change and assess the impact of mobile technology. TYF will enable dialogue and communication across boundaries to foster concerted effort amongst youth towards using technology for social good. We hope to get some fresh ideas and perspective on social transformation when knowledge becomes available to all.”
TYF 2015 has a three tier shortlisting process – two in India and one at the global level – to identify the young leaders who will be a part of the Noble Peace Event at Oslo, Norway. The first level search will happen at the circle level in India where applications will be shortlisted for the National round to be held in Delhi on October 15th. From the shortlisted 7 candidates, the grand jury will recommend three leaders to the global panel.
An international selection panel of representatives from civil society, academia and Telenor top management will select the final two who will represent India at TYF. These 2 finalists will be amongst the 26 delegates from 13 countries attending the Youth Forum in Oslo, Norway.
“We believe youth, growing up in a connected and digital time, are uniquely positioned to predict and advise on how to build a better digital future for all. With the Telenor Youth Forum, we gather young people from the Nordics, Europe and Asia to connect and share views and perspectives on the challenges and benefits facing an increasingly connected world. We are looking forward to welcoming two participants from each of the 13 countries we operate in, to an eventful Youth Forum during the Nobel Peace Prize week in Oslo in December,” said Telenor Group’s Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs, Katja Nordgaard.
Ideal candidates for the Oslo event are young opinion shapers, with fresh perspectives and strong voices. Expertise within a given field is not required, but proficiency in English and interesting insights into how digital communication impacts people, learning and society at large is expected.
Some of the questions Telenor hopes to answer with the help of participants at the Telenor Youth Forum 2015 are as follows: How will access to information and knowledge impact people, business and communities? What is the role of technology in bringing knowledge for all, and are there really limits to what technology can achieve?
The finalist will be judged basis the importance of mobile Internet element to the overall proposed solution, importance of social cause addressed, benefits of the idea impacting masses, ideas and thoughts, command on English language, Presentation skills, Exhibits confidence, relevance to topic, Structure, creativity and communication of Idea. The Telenor Youth Forum calls digital inhabitants to use technology differently and find successful solutions to empower societies, address & encounter social needs and drive inclusive growth and promote meaningful dialogue for peace across the globe.
Last year, Uninor invited applications for Telenor Youth Summit through the Internet for All Challenge. The contest got over 600 entries from all over India. The three winners of the IFA Challenge were Swati Sachdeva from Ahmedabad, Nipun Matreja from Pune and Jyotsana Kalra from New Delhi. Jyotsna represented India at the Telenor Youth Summit and presented her mobile app on women safety called Safe City at the global event. The app enabled users to tag unsafe areas in a city and also has emergency buttons to call for help. Jyotsna represented India and attended the week long gathering at Oslo.