Digi in search for young changemakers to solve pressing global issues with tech Past Telenor Youth Forums proved participants able to come up with innovative digital solutions that can help drive real change in the world
SHAH ALAM, 5 June 2017 – All countries irrespective of their level of technological and industrial development, grapple with serious social, political and environmental challenges. With the belief that these challenges can be addressed through innovative digital solutions, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) is now searching for two inspiring youth who are passionate to drive real change in the world, to represent Malaysia at the fifth annual Telenor Youth Forum (TYF).
To take place in Oslo, TYF is a year-long programme designed and hosted by Telenor Group and the Nobel Peace Centre (NPC). At the Forum, selected youths from 13 Telenor markets will be challenged on what they know and how they can make an impact on the world through innovations by utilising mobile technology and the internet. This year’s theme focuses on “Digitalisation for Peace”.
Who can apply? Young passionate millennials aged 20 to 28, fluent in English, exhibiting leadership qualities to make a difference in their communities using digital solutions are encouraged to apply for the Telenor Youth Forum 2017. The closing date for submission will be on August 15, 2017.
What’s in it for the Applicants? The scope of the challenge is wide. And the rewards are high. The young and promising recruits from each market will be welcomed at a grand kick-off in Oslo, during the Nobel Peace Prize events in December 2017. The program will continue through the year, with a second meeting in Bangkok in May 2018. Through this one year, the delegates will work virtually with their assigned teams to deliver on their project plans. The culmination of this year-long commitment will be the unveiling of a digital exhibition, in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Centre and each delegate will be awarded with a certificate of participation from Telenor Group and the Nobel Peace Center.
Innovative ideas by inspiring Malaysian youths Over the past four editions of TYF, Digi has found a number of inspiring ideas that were presented by our very own Malaysian youths. A few have even gone on to become established platforms for change and they include:
How can you make a difference?
Interested applicants can find out more about TYF on the official website.