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Leading Malaysians Youth Innovators to Represent Digi at Telenor Youth Forum Asia 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 MAY 2016 - Five Malaysian youths will represent Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd ("Digi") and Malaysia at the first-ever Asian edition of Telenor's global youth thought leadership forum to be held in Bangkok. Telenor Youth Forum Asia will focus on finding solutions to solve some of the most pressing youth issues in Asia ranging from youth unemployment to dialogue and access surrounding less talked about topics, such as mental health.
The five Malaysians will join 23 other youths who are all alumni of the global Telenor Youth Forum from the past three years, representing Telenor's six markets in Asia including Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Thailand.
Quah Yean Nie, Head of Communications of Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd said, "We are glad that five of Malaysia's future leaders who took part in Telenor Youth Forums for the past three years, will get this opportunity to participate and make their voices heard in addressing some of the pressing issues affecting Asian youth in today's rapidly changing world. Born into a digital age, they are the perfect group of people to share ideas and come up with possible solutions as they are passionate about social causes and believe that the power of technology can create action and real change."
The delegates will be organised into teams and be guided by world-class mentors and speakers from organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme, UNICEF Global Innovation Centre and the Nobel Peace Center, who will provide expert resources for strategy building, design planning and solution delivery. The event will also include keynotes by Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group, and Liv Torres, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.
"By reconnecting our markets' brightest, most engaged and tech-savvy youth to address challenges facing their peers in Asia, we hope to see creative solutions that inspire scalable programs that will empower youth in the region," said Brekke. "As we pilot the Telenor Youth Forum in Asia, we are not only furthering our commitment to an inclusive digital future, but also expanding this formerly Oslo-based programme into a year-round cycle of dialogue and production."
Tackling Five Challenges for Asia
During the course of the two-day forum, participants will develop actionable solutions to five key challenges that have been outlined for youth in Asia:
Telenor Youth Forum Asia 2016 will take place from May 25-26 in Bangkok, Thailand. The standout solution presented by the five teams will be featured at the fourth Telenor Youth Forum to be in Oslo, Norway during the Nobel Peace Prize week in December.
For more information on Digi's Challenge for Change please visit www.digicfc.my.
Digi provides mobile voice, internet, and digital services to 12.3 million customers in Malaysia. It is known as a game-changer for the Malaysian telecommunications industry with a solid history of product and service innovation. Over the years Digi has built a solid mobile internet business that enables true connectivity for all Malaysians, creates socio-economic development, helps businesses to grow through use of technology. Digi continues to inspire by giving customers' access to fun and uplifting internet content, and empowering them to share what means most to them. Listed on Bursa Malaysia, it is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group and is a leader in driving progressive and responsible business practices. Digi was recognised as one of Forbes' 100 World's Most Innovative Companies in 2014. For more information about Digi, visit www.digi.com.my.
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