Yangon ? Telenor Myanmar Limited (?Telenor?) invites applicants to apply for 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 Petter Furberg, Chief Executive Office at Telenor Myanmar.

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.

Application is open till 14th July. Applicants who have successfully submitted their applications online will receive an email instruction for preparing a two-minute self-interview video. The videos must be submitted by 22nd July.

Four represents from Myanmar have participated in TYF in Oslo in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Arkar Min Aung, a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology degree holder and Dr. Wai Yan Min Htay, an activist for raising awareness of communicable diseases in Myanmar joined the TYF 2014. Hsu Wai Soe, 22, holding B.Com (Management and Marketing) degree, and Phyo Thura Htay, 20, a technological university student were selected to join the TYF 2015. Four Myanmar delegates together with alumni of global TYF joined the first TYF Asia held in Thailand on 25-26 May. Phyo Thura Htay was part of a team that developed a solution for tackling youth unemployment, which was chosen as the best presentation at the Forum. The winning team will be invited to the upcoming forum as featured speakers.

TYF Candidate Criteria

  • Between 20 and 28 years of age in 2016;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Myanmar resident;
  • 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.

If you want to learn more about TYF 2016, please visit our website.

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