With more than one billion people within Telenor Group’s 13-market footprint, the 26 youth who were selected as 2016 delegates represent the top talents from an enormous pool. This was the largest global recruitment process ever conducted by Telenor. More than 4,800 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.

Meet the TYF16 teams and their social challenges

Breaking the mental health taboo

TEAM EXULANSIS: Nora Nabila Ahmad Sabri, Tamara Kojic, Boyan Stoychev Petrov, Rafsan Sabab Khan, Mehroze Munawar

A new take on sustainable shopping

GREEN CRED: Hanne Borris Mathiesen, Paridhi Rustogi, Sajawal Waseem, Anja Drobnjak

Gender Equality

TEAM GRiP: Albert Edvin Harald Askeljung, Zalan Zubor, Karoline Hjelmtvedt, Alina Binti Amir, Kadesiree Thossaphonpaisan

Education for Refugees

TEAM WORLD CITIZEN: Sara Babiker, Alexander Gregaard Brandi, Jovana Daljevic, Hnin Hnin Naing

Unemployment and social instability

InterYou: Pannavat Veeraburinon, Haakon Berge Wiken, Bojana Minic, Ani Aleksandrova Koleva, Annamaria Nemeth