Tamara Kojić and Jovana Daljević – talented millennials from Serbia, at Telenor Youth Forum
Telenor Group and Nobel Peace Centre will take Tamara, Jovana and another 24 young social leaders from Asia and Europe on an open journey from Oslo to Bangkok, so that during one year they would respond to a challenge: develop solutions that target global, social challenges through technology
The one-year TYF program begins in Oslo, Dec. 8 – 11, during Nobel Peace Prize week. The selected delegates will take part in events related to honouring the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in addition to working in teams to design solutions to major social challenges.
“We are excited to bring delegates from across Europe and Asia together, challenging them to become experts and solution drivers on global, social issues. Through this program we want youth to realize their potential to start change.” said Liv Tørres, Executive Director for the Nobel Peace Centre.
After the Oslo event, the delegates will continue virtual teamwork. They will gather again a Bangkok-based meet-up in May 2017, and the program will culminate in the unveiling of the teams’ digital exhibitions with the Nobel Peace Centre in October 2017.
"We believe in youth with ideas, passion and social conscience. We're optimistic about the power of technology, and we think that communication across boundaries can foster peace. At Telenor we are excited to see young minds gather to co-create with us, our experts and with our partners at the Nobel Peace Centre," said Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group.
Tamara Kojić (25), together with her friends, started a campaign of social criticism of parking on green spaces and pavements called “BahatoParkiram.com”. She is also the driver of the initiative “One kilometre of hair” that supports children-malignant disease patients. Over the social networks, she succeeded in raising the awareness of these issues and mobilise the public in a long-term action.
Jovana Daljević (24) aspires to raise the awareness of the position of the children and young people with special needs, in our society. She is using the power of the word and internet, to present to a broad public, issues of improving the quality of their life, empowerment and social inclusion. She does that as an author of a blog of Novak Djokovic Foundation and online portal “Mladi”(The Young ones). With friends from the association “Živi zdravo”(Live healthy), she is organising a humanitarian drive “Our kilometre for their better life”(Naš kilometar za njihov bolji život).
Each team will have an expert mentor, who will support it during one year of their work on designing solutions, while the Service Design Agency Livework, engaged by Telenor, will provide support to their creations.