3 nominated for Telenor Youth Forum 2015

Cellular phone operator Grameenphone has selected three winners from Bangladesh for the grand finale of Telenor Youth Forum 2015.

The winners are Abreeshme Haque and Sabab Rahman of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Sadia Azad from BRAC University, said a Grameenphone press release today.

telenor youthNow, Telenor Group will select the Bangladeshi representative from these three for the event that is going to take place in Norwegian capital from December 8 to 11.

The Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center offers an opportunity for young people, aged 18 to 28, from 13 countries to step up and present impactful ideas that can alter lives.

The theme for this year’s TYF is “Knowledge for All”.

The winning ideas are Muthoschool, the Left Side Classroom and the Glassroom.

Seven candidates, selected through a filtering process, presented their ideas to a judging panel consisting of experts from Grameenphone, university faculty members, local entrepreneurs from established startups, and other invited guests, including journalists, government officials, digital and social media experts, and senior staff members from different universities, and scholars.

Out of the seven, three best ideas were nominated for the final round from which one or more ideas will be selected for the TYF conference.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, Norwegian Ambassador Merete Lundemo and Rajeev Sethi, CEO, Grameenphone were present at the final round.

The candidate chosen by Telenor along with winners from different regions of the world will attend a three-day conference in Oslo, Norway, where young people will meet to explore and realize the transformative power of mobile and digital communication. They will also get the opportunity to attend the Noble Peace Prize giving ceremony.



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