Uninor commences the thrid edition of Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) 2015 in India; flagging-off with the slogan “Knowledge for All” – the forum will provide a global stage to mull and discuss with leaders and luminaries within their fields leveraging a social and professional experience of a lifetime.
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.
“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.
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.