Telenor Group today announced the sixteen delegates including two Pakistanis who have been selected for the 2018-2019 Telenor Youth Forum, in cooperation with the Nobel Peace Center. This year’s delegation will take on a mission to address inequalities in health through the use of digital technology.

The 16 Telenor Youth Forum delegates for the 2018-2019 programme are accomplished young leaders in the markets where Telenor operates. They were selected from a talent pool of more than 5,000 applicants, coming from Bangladesh, Denmark, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, and Thailand. From December 2018 to May 2019, the delegates will be challenged to develop solutions that combat inequalities in health from all angles.

The two delegates selected to represent Pakistan include Maieda Janjua and Asma Ladak. Maieda, a graduate from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science is a firm believer in the role technology can play in transforming lives and reducing inequalities.

Asma, on the other hand, has worked for a variety of national and international leadership and innovation programs including Global Entrepreneurs and The Yale Global Scholars program.

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16 International Young Leaders Selected by Telenor Youth Forum

“Whether it’s being better able to care for our elders or ensuring healthcare access and information for low-income and rural citizens, we all have a lot to gain by bridging health with technology. And who better to contribute to this effort than the 16 youth selected for the Telenor Youth Forum this year?” said Sigve Brekke, Telenor Group President, and CEO.

Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan, further added, “TYF is an amazing opportunity for our youth to collaborate and develop solutions that really impact people’s lives across the globe. ”

About the Telenor Youth Forum

The Telenor Youth Forum is a global platform that is built upon the idea of engaging bright young minds to reduce inequalities. Young leaders from Telenor Group’s eight markets in Scandinavia and Asia are recruited to tackle global, social challenges connected to the Sustainable Development Goals.

With physical gatherings in Oslo and Bangkok, the Telenor Youth Forum is a six-month journey with concrete deliverables such the “We Start Change” exhibition, a platform to help mobilize everyone to contribute and start change. The Forum is driven in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center (NPC).