Telenor Youth Forum, October 2016, Norway, Thailand


August 31, 2016

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About the forum

More than two dozen standout youth from around the world are hand-selected each year in a rigorous screening and application process, all in an effort to represent their home countries in the Telenor Youth Forum.

The Telenor Youth Forum is a global platform that is built upon the idea of “digitalization for peace”. It provides these young leaders from around the world with an arena to come together and tackle global, social challenges. The journey begins in Oslo, in December, during the week of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. The youth will form teams, with each team dedicated to a social challenge. They will spend their first days together, developing a plan for creating dialogue, engagement and potentially a solution, using digital technology, for how that challenge can be addressed.

The journey continues virtually after leaving Oslo, with teams carrying out their plans from their home countries. They meet again in Bangkok, where they will continue working with the Nobel Peace Center and begin the process of creating digital exhibitions about their projects.

The young leaders attending the Telenor Youth Forum come from very different places, but they are united in their passion to foster understanding, prosperity and ultimately peace.

Telenor Youth Forum invites youth from Telenor Group’s 13 markets in the Nordic region, Europe and Asia, to share their perspectives and ideas on digitalization for peace. The Forum brings these young leaders together, to collaborate as teams around social challenges. 
With physical gatherings in Oslo and in Bangkok, the Telenor Youth Forum is a year-long program that is run in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center (NPC). 

If you’re:

  • Between 20 and 28 years of age in 2016;
  • Fluent in English;
  • A permanent resident in one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand;
  • 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.
  • Then we want to hear YOUR vision for a better society.

Step 1

Fill in your personal details, providing relevant information about yourself.

Step 2

Under the section “Cover Letter”, submit a blog-style post about your passion and experience in driving social, economic and/or environmental change in your community. Your text should be max 350 words.

Step 3

Upload your CV to the system. Please review and make sure you are happy with your application.

Selection Process

Telenor Youth Forum gathers 2 candidates from each of Telenor Group’s 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central Eastern Europe and Asia. In total, 26 candidates will be invited to the event in Oslo.

The selection process is completed within the home market of the candidate in consultation with Telenor Group.


May 1 – Application opens (May vary per market)

August 31 – Application closes (May vary per market)

September – Successful candidates notified

October – Public announcement of final candidates for Telenor Youth Forum 2016

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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June 30, 2016