2 Young Pakistanis Pitch Digital Solutions to Reduce Inequalities at Telenor Youth Forum

The Telenor Youth Forum’s 2017-2018 programme culminates this week at the dtac headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, where Safa Iftikhar and Sara Waqar will be representing Pakistan amongst a delegation of young leaders from 11 nations.

In teams, these delegates will pitch four new services to Nobel Peace Center’s Executive Director, Liv Tørres, and Telenor Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Jørgen Rostrup, among others.

The winning team will receive USD 15,000 in funding to implement their proposed service, with an aim to reduce inequalities in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goal #10.

The teams will also showcase their services in a digital exhibition which will be attended by Telenor Group management and representatives from the Nobel Peace Center.

“TYF has had some inspiring young leaders emerge from Pakistan over the years to not only represent our country on a global platform but create a positive impact on society at large. Our youth has immense potential and we’re proud to have TYF serving as a platform to nurture their passion and talent,” Said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan.

Our delegates, Safa & Sara, are geared to make a difference in the world using this platform and it is exciting to see brilliant young minds converge again at the TYF platform to create inventive solutions to tackle global challenges and reduce inequalities.

The Bangkok finale follows six months of the delegates developing their service ideas, conducting user research and prototyping their services since they were given their challenges during Nobel Peace Prize week in Oslo at the Telenor Youth Forum’s kickoff in December 2017.