DiGi looking for social entrepreneurs to attend Telenor Youth Summit in Oslo
By Digital News Asia August 6, 2014
- Share ideas and initiatives on how digital communication can fuel social change
- Youth aged 18-25 eligible, chance to network at Nobel Peace Prize event
MOBILE services provider DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) has launched the second local edition of the Telenor Youth Summit, a competition that calls for youth to submit ideas or initiatives on how digital communication can be used to fuel social and economic change.
Two winners from this challenge will represent Malaysia at the main summit which will be held in Oslo, Norway from Dec 9-11.
The Telenor Youth Summit is a three-day conference organised by Telenor Group, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Centre, DiGi said in a statement.
This global initiative will bring together 28 social entrepreneurs – two from each of Telenor’s 13 business units across Asia and Europe, including DiGi – to learn, collaborate, refine and extend the impact of their mobile Internet initiatives towards a better future for individuals and communities in their respective countries.
Last year, two young Malaysians – Farah Fathiah Fauzi and Wong Gwen Yi –represented the country at the inaugural Telenor Youth Summit.
21-year-old law student Farah’s winning initiative was a mobile platform focusing on addressing the discrimination against and marginalisation of women. Gwen Yi, 20, a pre-University student, had an app that would enable the sharing of innovative learning tools and tips among teachers.
The Summit coincides with the Nobel Peace Prize event, and offers youth the opportunity to engage with international leaders and opinion makers.
“[The] mobile Internet helps drive change, fuel growth and create equal opportunities for everyone,” said Joachim Rajaram, DiGi's head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility.
“Through this competition, we are challenging the Internet generation to use mobile technology to improve lives, empower societies, and drive inclusive growth.
“The Telenor Youth Summit presents a valuable opportunity for youth to do this and extend their reach at a global level," he added.
The Telenor Youth Summit challenge is open to youth aged between 18 and 25 years old. To stand a chance to win the all-expense paid trip to participate in the summit, they only need to submit their ideas to http://digi.my/tys by Sept 28.
A select 10 finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges before the two winners are selected and announced at the end of October.
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