2nd edition of Telenor Youth Summit is going to be held by the end of this year in December in Oslo, Norway. Telenor Group, in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center, announced the happening of this occasion last month and further said that it will be coinciding with Nobel Peace Prize event.
Telenor Pakistan announces that those students who want to take part in it can apply from now on as Telenor has started applications for participation in Telenor Youth Summit 2014 from 4th September 2014.
The eligibility criteria for participation in this event are very simply. Telenor announces that those students who have ages between 18 and 25 and who consider that mobile and digital technologies can fetch social revolution in addition to creation of opportunities for masses can participate in this event. They just need to share their innovative ideas to become a member of Youth Summit Group in Oslo. From 14 countries of the world in which Pakistan is also included (countries where Telenor group provides telecom facilities and operates), participants will be selected. These participants will get an opportunity to put forward and share their novel ideas towards bringing affirmative social change by utilizing mobile communication and internet.
The Director Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Telenor Pakistan, Atifa Asghar, 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.”
Last year in 2013, from more than 260 entries, 2 Pakistani students named Awais Imran and Saad Hamid were chosen for representing Pakistan at the initial Telenor Youth Summit. Awais Imran gathered the honor from the ceremony by presentation of “Learning a new language using Mobile ICT”. On the other hand, Saad Hamid won the hearts through his idea of “60 second education project”.
For the procedure of application in this event, the pattern is same as that of last year’s Telenor youth summit. From all over Pakistan, just 2 participants are going to be selected for participation. The selection will be done via an activity in which those students plus youth will be invited who falls within the specific age mentioned above. Youth and students are pushed in this activity to “use your digital voice — be heard!” by becoming potential revolutionary agents to play a role towards their society. They will be required to submit their ideas in the order of the theme of using mobile communications and internet for education, health, entrepreneurship, medicine as well as welfare of people in Pakistan.
On the link http://www.telenor.com/innovation/youthsummit/ , all candidates who want to become a part of this summit can share their ideas. At first step, only the top 10 voted ideas presented by the candidates would be shortlisted and to a panel of judges comprising digital industry expert, Telenor Pakistan’s representatives & last year’s winners. The jury will finally decide the name of 2 lucky candidates from Pakistan for 2nd Telenor Youth Summit 2014.