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Two Myanmar representatives join Telenor Youth Forum Bangkok meet-up

23 May, 2017 -

  • 5 international teams will pitch their solutions to solve challenges facing the world’s youth 
Twenty-threeyoung leaders from Telenor’s 13 markets – including two from Myanmar join a two-day meet-up held in Bangkok 24-25 May as part of year-long Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) 2016 program. Hnin Hnin Naing and Zaw TuHkawngare TYF-2016 representatives from Myanmar.
 
As part of the meet-up, TYF representatives, grouped into 5 teams, will make a pitch of a lifetime on how they would tackle key youth-related issues including gender equality, education for refugees, mental health, climate change and unemployment. Pitching by the TYF delegates is live on Facebook at 16:00-17:00 local Bangkok time on 24 May.www.facebook.com/telenoryouthforum.
 
Hnin Hnin Naing and youth representatives from Sweden, India, Denmark and Serbia are members of team World Citizen who have been tasked to develop a gamified mobile application with educational content delivered through challenges, tutorials and riddles. Zaw TuHkawng and youth representatives from Thailand, Norway, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Hungry are members of team InterYou who have been tasked to find a digital solution designed to help job seekers prepare for the interview process by connecting them with experience interviewers.
 
Since attending Nobel Peace Prize week in Oslo last December as part of Telenor Youth Forum’s yearly kick-off event, delegates have spent the last five months working in teams on their innovative new proposals to solve youth-oriented social challenges. Their audience during the live-pitch will include members of UNICEF, Red Cross, Telenor Group, Techfugees and InterBridge.
 
The teams’ digital services will be unveiled in a digital exhibition in the days following the Nobel Peace Prize laureate announcement, and a winning team will be selected in October. Winning team will return to Oslo in December 2017 to inspire the next round of TYF participants.
 
Six represents from Myanmar have participated in TYF in Oslo in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. Arkar Min Aung, a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology degree holder and Dr. Wai Yan Min Htay, an activist for raising awareness of communicable diseases in Myanmar joined the TYF 2014. Hsu Wai Soe, holding B.Com (Management and Marketing) degree, and Phyo Thura Htay, a technological university student were selected to join the TYF 2015. Hnin Hnin Naing, a fresh graduate from National Management Degree College, and Zaw TuHkawng, a holder of Master of Public Administration degree from Zhejiang University, China, are TYF-2016 delegates from Myanmar.
 
Telenor is also inviting applicants to apply for the TYF-2017 which will run in Oslo, Norway, from December 8-10, 2017 andapplication is open till 16th July.
 

TYF Candidate Criteria

 
  • Between 20 and 28 years of age in 2017;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Myanmar resident;
  • Passionate about driving social, economic and/or environmental change in your community with some proven experience;
  • Attending university or have completed higher education;
  • Someone with big ideas and a desire to make a difference.
Someone with big ideas and a desire to make a difference. More information on Telenor Youth Forum 2017:
Apply now.

 

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