Telenor Pakistan has announced that starting today it is accepting applications from students who want to be part of Telenor Youth Summit to be held in December in Oslo, Norway.
Telenor Group, earlier last month, had announced its second edition of Youth Summit that is organized in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center and will also coincide with Nobel Peace Prize event.
According to Telenor, students between 18 to 25 who believe that mobile and digital technologies can bring social change and create opportunities for masses should come forward with the ideas to become part of group’s Youth Summit in Oslo.
Selected participants from 14 markets (where Telenor operates) including Pakistan will get a chance to present and share their ideas towards bringing positive social change through the use of mobile communication and internet.
Last year, two young Pakistanis Saad Hamid and Awais Imran were selected from over 260 entries to represent Pakistan at the inaugural Telenor Youth Summit. Saad Hamid presented his initiative titled ’60 second education project’ while Awais Imran gathered the laurels of his peers through his idea ‘Learning a new language using Mobile ICT’.
Talking about the initiative, Atifa Asghar, Director Corporate Communications and Responsibility, Telenor Pakistan said,
“The competition is in line with our ambition to bring Internet for All through which we are challenging the digital generation to use mobile communication technology to improve lives, drive growth and empower societies.
The summit offers youth the opportunity to meet international leaders and opinions makers through sessions, workshops and other social activities at a global level.”
Following last year’s pattern, two participants from Pakistan will be selected through an activity which invites students and youth falling within the stipulated age bracket to submit their ideas around the theme of using internet and mobile communications for education, entrepreneurship, health, medicine and wellbeing of people in the country.
The activity urges young people to ‘use your digital voice – be heard!’ by becoming possible change agents to contribute towards their communities.
All interested candidates can participate by sharing their ideas on Telenor Youth Summit’s website. Top 10 voted ideas would be shortlisted and presented by the candidates to a jury comprising digital industry expert, last year’s winners & Telenor Pakistan’s representatives who will select this year’s two winners from Pakistan.