Silje Marie Vatne
After one year as a management trainee, Silje Vatne is now working as an analyst in Telenor Norway. A graduate of the University of Nottingham with a BA in International Relations and of London School of Economics with an MSc in Development Studies, Silje has a great interest in philanthropy work. During her time in London, she got to know the NextGen London chapter and decided to bring the idea back home to Oslo. She has been involved in several charitable initiatives. One of them being Solid Earth Africa, an organization working in Ethiopia to promote resilient, eco-friendly and affordable housing. She is particularly interested in the role of education in development, and how technology can be a part of a solution to help marginalised people gain access to the information they see relevant to improve their life situation. She believes that UNICEF, with its global footprint, partnerships and expertise, is the ideal organization to partner with to be able to make a sustainable impact. Outside of NextGen Silje loves to travel to new places, play basketball and read books.