With more than one billion people within Telenor Group’s 12-market footprint, the 24 youth who were selected as 2017 delegates represent the top talents from an enormous pool. This was the largest global recruitment process ever conducted by Telenor. Nearly 8,000 applications were received, and through essays, video interviews, event appearances and other screenings, the following top individuals were selected and given the following social challenges to tackle which are related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities.

Meet the TYF17 teams and their social challenges

Safe Internet

A brave new world: Internet perils facing today’s youth
TEAM: Amalie Pernille Rasmussen, Shaun Adam Abdullah, Worapon Rattanawarawong, Gréta Bettina Baukó, Danica Čelebić, Elise Landsem
MENTOR: Philip Ling, Principal, Digi, Malaysian

Digital Identity

Existence means access: Digital identity for all
TEAM: Iva Gumnishka, Ida Thien, Máté Mátyás, Ratul Prasad, Safa Iftikhar, Eliel Stenström
MENTOR: Zainab Hussain Siddiqui, Director Sustainability, Telenor Group, Pakistani

Big data for social good

The data is only getting bigger: Let’s use it for social good
TEAM: Rakib Rahman Shawon, Luka Petrić, Jens Aass, Sara Waqar, Ana Janošev, Fanny Kristiansson
MENTOR: Bjørn Taale Sandberg, SVP Head of Research, Telenor Group, Norwegian

Decent working conditions

No winners in the race to the bottom: Decent working conditions for all
TEAM: Iva Tsolova, Lasse Schriver Nielsen, Tammarin Dejsupa, Myat Moe Khaing, Nang Kant Kaw Ywat Hseng, Veljko Ristić
MENTOR: Michael Foley, CEO, Grameenphone, Canadian