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Myanmar girl wins at Telenor Youth Forum

01 June, 2018 - Yangon

  • Nang represented Myanmar in the 5th Telenor Youth Forum and her team was selected as the best with the project to reduce inequalities for underrepresented working people around the world.
  • The winning team received a grant of USD 15,000 to further develop their service

The Telenor Youth Forum’s 2017 programme culminated after two days of final workshop held in Bangkok and the team with one of Myanmar delegates won for their project to crowd-source labour violation reporting was announced winner of the fifth annual Telenor Youth Forum.

The winning team AGNCY in which Nang Kant Kaw Ywat Hseng, 25, from Myanmar took part as a member, received a grant of USD 15,000 to further develop their service in order to reduce inequalities for underrepresented working people around the world. A delegation of 24 young leaders from 12 different countries including two Myanmar delegates had pitched four new services to Nobel Peace Center’s Executive Director, Liv Tørres, and Telenor Group’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Wenche Agerup, among others, in a workshop held on 30 and 31 May.

 

“It’s been such a great experience. Thank you Telenor Group and Telenor Myanmar for this opportunity. I am really proud to be one of the delegates from Myanmar. We can’t wait to build this platform that allows workers to report unfair labour practices to different stakeholders. One last thing I would like to encourage youths from Myanmar to apply for this Telenor Youth Forum 2018 because they will learn a lot from this forum, and meet amazing and talented people from different countries with different background,” said Nang Kant Kaw Ywat Hseng after receiving the award.

 

As a global program designed and hosted by Telenor Group and the Nobel Peace Center (NPC), Telenor Youth Forum is a joint initiative based on the shared belief that young people can use digital technology to drive real change in the world and reduce inequalities with innovative solutions. The fifth Telenor Youth Forum was held in Oslo in December 2017, where the 24 delegates were split into four teams, each with a unique social challenge to solve. From that point onwards, the delegates worked to develop their ideas, conduct user research and prototype their services, leading them to the Bangkok finale.

 

“I am thrilled to know that the team with one of our Myanmar delegates was selected as the best project and received the support to continue their work to bring such a great piece of digital innovation into life. This shows Telenor Youth Forum this year again produced a bunch of talented youths with polished skills and brightened ideas to drive positive changes of the world. I am very much excited to see this is going on as the application for next batch is already open here in Myanmar for TYF 2018,” said Lars Erik Tellmann, Telenor Myanmar’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

Application for the next Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) which will run in Oslo, Norway, from December 8-11, 2018 is now open in Myanmar. Anyone between 20-28 years of age in Myanmar who is fluent in English and attending or has completed higher education is eligible to apply and the applications will be accepted until July 31. Throughout the TYF program, the delegates will have the chance to equip themselves with real-world skills such as service design, prototyping, presenting, exhibiting and pitching, in addition to insights on issues that can only be gained through hands-on experience.

 

At the end of each TYF, a winning team is selected and funds of USD 15,000 USD are provided through their Telenor mentor as seed funding to make their ideas come to life.

Find out more about TYF on our website and apply at: www.telenor.com/youthforum/.

 

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