Telenor Myanmar Ltd has announced that applications are now open for the third Telenor Youth Forum, which will take place in Oslo, Norway in December this year.
Gathering young opinion leaders from 13 countries where Telenor operates, the event aims to engage youth and empower a generation of digital natives. This year’s topic is ‘Knowledge for All’.
“We are looking forward to welcoming two new participants who will be in Oslo in an eventful Nobel Peace Prize week in December. With the fastest growing internet adaption in Myanmar, knowledge is essential to enter into dialogue and to foster understanding amongst people and communities. We believe mobile and digital communication plays a key role in accelerating this development,” said Petter Furberg, chief executive officer of Telenor Myanmar.
“This is the second year we are running this programme in Myanmar, offering talented young people an opportunity to travel to the Telenor Youth Forum to meet with other peers from the Nordics, Europe and Asia, to connect and share views. 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,” he added.
The Norwegian firm said ideal candidates to join Telenor Youth Forum are “young opinion shapers, up to the age of 28 years, with fresh perspectives and strong voices.” Expertise within a given field is not required, but proficiency in English and interesting insights into how digital communication impacts people, learning and society at large is expected, it said.
Interested applicants can apply via Telenor’s web until September 30.
Telenor Myanmar will shortlist of up to four candidates. The selection of the final two candidates travelling to Oslo will be made by an international selection panel consisting of representatives from civil society, academia and Telenor top management.
Last year, Arkar Min Aung and Wai Yan Min Htay were selected to represent Telenor Myanmar at the Norway initiative.