Telenor Pakistan Announces Second Telenor Youth Summit To Be Held In December
Telenor is one of the leading top quality telecommunications service providers in Pakistan since 2005. With over 35 million subscribers, and covering 8,000 cities, a considerable share of users of Telenor is the youth of Pakistan.
Telenor has been active in providing the youth with countless opportunities like Apportunity which allowed local developers to prove their mettle. Moreover, last year, focusing on making the youth open its eyes to the potential that the telecommunication technology has in solving social challenges, Telenor Group had initiated the Telenor Youth Summit.
The global Telenor Youth Summit is a dynamic platform which gathers the youth from all 13 of its business units across the world to expose them to the importance of telecom sector in bringing societal change. With their ideas and inputs, Telenor hopes to address the challenges like how mobile and Internet technologies can bring change and create opportunities. Each Telenor business unit will send two people between the ages of 18 and 25 to attend the summit.
Telenor Pakistan has now announced the second edition of the Telenor Youth Summit which is to be held from 9-11 December in Oslo, Norway in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center. The summit is also to coincide with the Nobel Peace Prize event itself during those dates.
Last year, two brilliant minds, Saad Hamid and Awais Imran represented Pakistan at the summit. Saad Hamid presented his initiative ‘60 second education project’ wheras Awais Imran put forward his idea ‘Learning a new language using Mobile ICT’.
Talking about the initiative, Atifa Asghar, Director Corporate Communications and Responsibility, Telenor Pakistan said:
The competition is in line with our ambition to bring Internet for All through which we are challenging the digital generation to use mobile communication technology to improve lives, drive growth and empower societies. The summit offers youth the opportunity to meet international leaders and opinions makers through sessions, workshops and other social activities at a global level.
The participants for this year will be selected following the same procedure adopted last year: All interested candidates (with the age criterion followed) are invited to participate by sharing their ideas on Telenor Youth Summit’s website (http://www.telenor.com/innovation/youthsummit/). The shortlisted ideas will then be displayed for public voting, where the top 10 voted ideas will be presented by the candidates to a jury comprising of digital industry experts, last year’s winners & representatives from Telenor Pakistan to select this year’s two participants from Pakistan.