About the Telenor Youth Forum

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About TYF

Two dozen standout youth from around the world are hand-selected each year in a rigorous screening and application process, all in an effort to represent their home countries in the Telenor Youth Forum.

The Telenor Youth Forum is a global platform that is built upon the idea of bright minds working together to reduce inequalities. It provides these young leaders from around the world with an arena to tackle global, social challenges. The journey begins in Oslo, in December, during the week of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. The youth will form teams, with each team dedicated to a social challenge. They will spend their first days together, developing a plan for creating dialogue, engagement and potentially a solution, using digital technology, for how that particular inequality can be addressed. The program will conclude in Bangkok, in May, where they will present their final projects and unveil a digital exhibition completed in cooperation with the Nobel Peace Center.

The young leaders attending the Telenor Youth Forum come from very different places, but they are united in their passion to foster understanding, prosperity and ultimately peace.


The Nobel Peace Center (NPC) presents the Nobel Peace Prize and its ideals. It is a center where you can experience and learn about the various Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and their activites, as well as the remarkable history of Alfred Nobel. The NPC combines exhibits and films with digital communication and interactive installations

Both organisations share a basic belief that communications is important for the betterment of society.

Telenor is one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, and contributes to communication and dialogue between people where none was previously possible. At its most basic level, communication and dialogue are the most important preconditions for peace.

The Nobel Peace Center is one of the world’s most modern museums, and a focus on technology has been central to dialogue with our visitors. In this, the Nobel Peace Center has received a great deal of help from Telenor. Both Telenor and the Nobel Peace Center aim to inspire. They want staff and visitors to be inspired, and in turn, to inspire others.

Past Years’ Highlights

*The Telenor Youth Forum was previously branded “Telenor Youth Summit” from 2013-2014.

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