Digi seeks two Malaysian youths to attend Telenor Youth Forum 2015
By Digital News Asia August 13, 2015
- Winners to represent Malaysia at global dialogue on digital future
- Youth aged 18-28 with fresh perspectives, strong opinions urged to join
DIGI Telecommunications has launched a competition to find two young individuals to represent Malaysia at the Telenor Youth Forum 2015 (TYF2015), a global dialogue that aims to transform societies and build a better digital future through easy and equal access to knowledge.
From Dec 8-11, the forum will gather young opinion leaders from 13 countries across Asia and Europe in Oslo, Norway and provide them a platform to share their perspectives on the topic of ‘Knowledge for All’, Digi said in a statement.
Participants will address questions such as:
- How will access to information and knowledge impact people, business and communities, and in what ways will societies transform when knowledge becomes available to all?
- What role does technology play in bringing knowledge for all, and are there really limits to what technology can achieve?
Digi’s Head of Communications and Sustainability, Quah Yean Nie, said, “We believe our young Internet generation is uniquely positioned to predict and advise on how to build a better digital future for all.”
“They clearly understand that access to knowledge empowers learning and literacy that are fundamental to create sustainable growth and development opportunities for society, and that mobile Internet is a key enabler of this reality,” she added.
“With TYF2015, we are challenging youths to unearth interesting insights on how enabling internet for all impacts people, learning and society at large to help shape the future of their countries.”
Digi’s statement noted that in 2014, Christine Cheah and Yong Wei Shian represented Malaysia at this event. 25-year-old news reporter Christine won for her mobile app idea to connect cancer patients via a virtual support group, inspired by her late mother’s own experience as a cancer patient.
Wei Shian, 21, a pharmacy student, shared an idea that addresses the issue of food wastage using the mobile platform to facilitate food transfers between restaurants, bakeries and hotels to soup kitchens and NGOs who provide food for the needy.
For TYF2015, youths aged 18 to 28 years old with fresh perspectives and strong opinions on the topics of internet and knowledge are invited to join in this competition.
Coinciding with the Nobel Peace Prize event, this will be an opportunity for the winners to be heard at the global stage and meet leaders and experts in these fields.
To participate, simply apply at digi.my/tyf by 15 September 2015. The two winners will be selected and announced in early November 2015.
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