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26 youth ‘start change’ with Telenor Youth Forum and Nobel Peace Center

Twenty-six youth were selected for the Telenor Youth Forum in 2016. They have been tackling global, social challenges for the past 10 months, and this work is now encapsulated in the “We Start Change” digital exhibition, in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center.

 

“We Start Change” examines the global challenges of: climate change, gender equality, education for young refugees, mental health and unemployment. All challenges stem from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which Telenor actively supports through its own sustainability work.

 

“The Telenor Youth Forum was born out of the idea that youth can be positively mobilized to effect change in the world by using digital solutions. We cooperate with Telenor on this initiative because we share a vision of a better and more peaceful future. The tools and connectivity we have available to us today make it possible for everyone to contribute. That’s what our digital exhibition with these 26 young and inspiring leaders is all about. We can all start change,” said Liv Tørres, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.

 

Jump into the “We Start Change” exhibition now: http://www.tyfexhibition.com

 

The Telenor Youth Forum measured the teams on the progress of their digital solutions, as well as their exhibition work, throughout the one-year program.

 

“The Telenor Youth Forum teams were exceptional over this past year, dedicated to solving a world problem through their own innovative thinking and understanding of the power of digital technology. It’s truly inspiring to see what they have all achieved,” said Sigve Brekke, President & CEO of Telenor Group.

 

The Telenor Youth Forum 2016-2017 winning team is: Green Cred

This team received the challenges of “climate change” in December 2016, and has been working ever since to develop a new take on sustainable shopping. Their solution is an ecosystem in which users are rewarded for shopping more sustainably and incentivized to be ‘green’ through a shared shopping model.

 

The Green Cred team consists of Hanne Borris Mathiesen (Denmark), Paridhi Rustogi (India), Sajawal Waseem (Pakistan) and Anja Drobnjak (Montenegro), as well as their mentor Bjørn Taale Sandberg, Head of Telenor Research. Members of this team will return to Oslo in December to inspire the next round of TYF delegates.

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