Bangladesh chapter of TYF-2017 announced for new talents

announced today to find talented individuals for representing the country.

Grameenphone, a venture of Telenor, made the announcement at a press conference in a city hotel.

"In the last four editions of the TYF, delegates from Bangladesh have made the whole nation proud and presented themselves highly in front of the world with their talent, innovation and persistence. We believe this year will be no different, if not better," said Chief Human Resource Officer of Grameenphone Quazi Mohammad Shahed.

The TYF is a global programme that is designed and hosted by Telenor Group and the Nobel Peace Center (NPC). This joint initiative is based on a belief that young people can use digital technology to drive real change in the world.

The last date of application submission for Bangladesh is August 10, 2017. Application can be submitted through following link

Applicants between 20-28 years are eligible for TYF-17, which will be held in Oslo, Norway, from December 8 to 10, 2017.

The selected delegate will be working virtually throughout the TYF year with their assigned teams. Their work will, over the course of the year, create digital services that address urgent social challenges originally posed to them at the event's kickoff in December.

Entries will be shortlisted through a defined selection process

culminating with three finalists being selected by the local team of judges at a final gala event later this year.

Selection of the final two candidates, travelling to Oslo in December, will be made by an international selection panel consisting of representatives from civil society, academia and Telenor top management.

In last year's TYF Rafsan Sabab Khan and Ramim Ahmed, both students of IBA, University of Dhaka, were selected to represent Bangladesh at the global event in Norway.

The Forum is an ongoing conversation that is both physical and digital, and not confined to the Oslo event alone. It is followed up with a TYF Asia Summit in one of the Telenor Asia BUs.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)