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Uninor Launches Telenor Youth Forum & Seeks Ideas On Knowledge For All


Uninor, a 100 percent subsidiary of Norway-based Telenor Group, has launched 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, as communicated by the company in its press release.

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, adds the statement of the company.

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.

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 on the basis of 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.


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