New app helping Myanmar’s Farmers won Telenor Youth Forum

AgriMatch team members: Sameen Alam, Bangladesh; Rachel Loh, Malaysia; Emilie Udnæs, Norway; Ingrid Rasmussen, Denmark.
(Photo: Telenor Group)

Telenor group declared on May 28, 2019 that the new mobile application offering the solution to reduce inequalities in Myanmar’s rice industry was awarded at Telenor Youth Forum where a delegation of 16 young leaders were split into four teams to create their four services to Telenor Group and dtac leadership and experts from Plan International, UNICEF and the Nobel Peace Centre.

Out of the four teams, AgriMatch was announced as the winner receiving USD 15,000 in funding to apply their proposed service aiming to equalize Myanmar’s rice industry between Farmers and middlemen in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goal #10.

As soon as AgriMatch application is complete and fully functional, it will enable Farmers and middlemen to find, contact and rate each other through the AgriMatch mobile platform.

Mentored by Telenor Research VP Ieva Martinkenaite, AgriMatch team members were Sameen Alam from Bangladesh, Rachel Loh from Malaysia, Emilie Udnæs from Norway and Ingrid Rasmussen from Denmark.

Telenor Group EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Anne Kvam said:

“Using Telenor’s global scale, standards and our people’s expertise, we continuously work to bridge gaps in equality. This is something we also aim to do through the Telenor Youth Forum – by pairing technology with resourceful young minds coming from all of our markets.

“We believe strongly in AgriMatch’s potential and look forward to seeing them further develop their m-Agri solution.”

Head of Emerging Asia Cluster and CEO Telenor Pakistan Irfan Wahab Khan said:

“I congratulate Agri Match on winning and bringing an innovative solution to reduce inequalities in global health. At Telenor, we are always on the lookout for better and more creative ways to empower the society and bridge gaps in equality.

“Using our core competencies that include information and communications technology, we promote development of creative solutions that truly impact lives across the globe. I am sure it has been an amazing journey for all young delegates and it delights me that we share the passion of shaping a better future for our younger generations.”

Built upon the idea of “digitalization for peace”, the Telenor Youth Forum is a global platform providing young leaders from Telenor Group’s 8 markets across Scandinavia and Asia with the opportunity to join hands in order to tackle global and social challenges.

For an in-depth look at AgriMatch and all the Telenor Youth Forum solutions, visit

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