The Success Story of The
1st World Conference on Children and Youth 2019

The World Conference on Child and Youth 2019 – (CCY 2019) was organized for the first time by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Hosting Partner), Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR), Nepal (academic partner) and Foundation for Innovative Social Development, Sri Lanka (strategic partner). The conference was held from 04th– 05th July in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Well-being and Life Chances of Children and Youth in an Interconnected World: A Life Course Approach”. The conference addressed challenges faced by Children and Youth and was a platform to facilitate the spread of knowledge and a greater understanding of the opportunities for improved developmental outcomes and collaboration among providers, researchers, and policymakers.

Inauguration Ceremony

The opening remarks of CCY 2019 were made by the Conference Co-Chairs Prof. Siri Hettige (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) and D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA) together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

Keynote Forum

The Keynote forum was one of the most significant events in the conference and was enlightened by the Conference Co-Chairs  Prof. Siri Hettige (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) and D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA). Prof. Siri had shared his valuable knowledge on a timely topic: Challenges and Opportunities for Youth in the 21 st Century: Finding Sustainable Livelihoods in an Increasingly Transnational Space” while Dr. Bruce Carter delivered a captivating speech on “WEIRD Science and Wired Children: Raising children in an Interconnected Multicultural World”.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Siri Hettige

Conference Co-chair

University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka

D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D.

Conference Co-chair

Associate Professor Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University Syracuse, New York.USA

Plenary sessions

The Plenary speeches were delivered by the following resource persons:

  • Sharanya Sekaram (Writer & Activist, Sri Lanka) – Title: “Relationship Education – The Transformative Approach We Need for a Better World”
  • Ashan Perera (UN SDG Action Award Winner 2018, Founder of The Road to Rights Youth-Led Organization, Sri Lanka) – Title: “Global Youth Activism”
  • Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Rasdi (Head of Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia) – Title : “The Realm of Contemporary Careers: New Psychological Contracts and Multi-Generational Work Values”
  • Prof. Dr. Siti Raba’ah, (Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, University Putra Malaysia) – Title: “Rethinking Career Development for Youth: Focus on Issues and Challenges”

Although the Hosting Partner representatives were not physically participated, recorded video plenary speeches were displayed during the conference.

Plenary Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Raba'ah Hamzah

Plenary Speaker

Department Of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Rasdi

Plenary Speaker

Head of Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Sharanya Sekaram

Plenary Speaker

Writer & Activist
Sri Lanka

Ashan Perera

Plenary Speaker

UN SDG Action Award Winner 2018 Founder of The Road to Rights Youth-Led Organization Sri Lanka

44 Participants from 09 Countries

This conference consisted of  44 participants from 13 countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, Belgium, Indonesia, India, Nigeria,  the Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, and the USA. Among our participants were academics, researchers, practitioners, scholars, and industry experts who have exchanged and shared their experiences and knowledge on all aspects of Children and Youth from all around the world. The conference highlighted rapid economic, social, cultural and political changes taking place in all parts of the world influence both children and youth in numerous ways.

Technical Sessions

CCY 2019 conference comprised of Seven (07) technical sessions including a poster session. The technical sessions were under the below themes:

  • Child Rights, Child Protection and Child Labour
  • Special Needs, Populations, Conditions, Intervention Strategies, and Inclusive Education
  • Youth, Social Media, General Education, Curriculum Development and Society
  • Child Development
  • Children, Family, and Parenting
Global Youth Dialogue

The World Conference on Child and Youth 2019 (CCY 2019) facilitated a forum for multidisciplinary groups consisting of experts, researchers, practitioners, policymakers and service providers to deliberate on and consider the well-being and changing life chances of children and youth in a rapidly changing world.  Global Youth Dialogue provided an opportunity for Sri Lankan university undergraduates and academics working on youth to especially participate in the forum.  The forum was moderated by Mr. Ashan Perera (UN SDG Action Award Winner 2018, Founder of The Road to Rights Youth-Led Organization, Sri Lanka)  along with the two panelists: D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA) and Miss. Sharanya Sekaram (Writer & Activist, Sri Lanka). The forum revolved around the topic “How To Develop A Youth To A Good Citizen Educationally, Sociologically And Professionally”.

This forum offered a unique opportunity to listen to each other, exchange experiences and views, and explore possibilities to find common ground which is critically needed to face global challenges together. Especially Sri Lankan university undergraduates had a  brilliant time engaging with panelists of the Global Youth Dialogue.

Workshop on Seven Essential Qualities for Positive Parenting and Raising Successful Children

The workshop titled “Seven Essential Qualities for Positive Parenting and Raising Successful Children” was moderated by the Conference Co-Chair D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA).  The key intention of this workshop was to identify seven qualities namely: temperament, attachment style, love of language, self-control, the experience of nature, kindness towards others, and the achievement of joy. Dr.Bruce Carter discussed each quality, the ways in which parents can come to understand the quality, and ways in which children and youth can be encouraged to develop or enhance these characteristics. Discussion and the provision of practical suggestions for successful parenting outcomes were focused at the end of the workshop. Since that, the workshop was a fruitful session for all the conference participants.

Interactive Discussion on How To Protect Yourself From Cyberbullying?

The World Conference on Child and Youth 2019 –(CCY 2019) hosted a youth gathering during the conference under the topic of Youth and social media with respect to cyberbullying.  This interactive discussion was open to all conference participants and brought in to light the impacts of social media specifically to the youth of this generation and how to protect themselves from cyberbullying.

The session was moderated by Ms. Dharini Priscilla (Programme Manager, The Grassrooted Trust, Sri Lanka). This discussion identified vulnerable youth groups and create awareness about the issues of cyberbullying, by disseminating information and offering preventive measures to minimize cyber-violence and physical violence stemming from cyberbullying.

Session Chairs and Evaluation Panel members of CCY 2019
Session Chairs

Dr. Jerome Cleofas, St. Paul University Manila, Philippines.

Dr. Sanjaya Hulathduwa, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Dr. H T D W. Ariayarathna, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Prof. Gunarhadi, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

Dr. Chandani Liyanage, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Evaluation Panel Members

Prof. Siri Hettige, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. D. Bruce Carter, Syracuse University, USA

Dr. S.D Jayasooriya, The General Sri John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Anton Piyarathne, The Open University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Samudra Senarath, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Scientific Committee Members
  • Associate Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Rasdi, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Sanjoy Roy, University of Delhi, India
  • Associate Prof. Dr. Abdul Lateef Abdullah, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Jones Adu-Gyamfi, University of Bradford, UK
  • Dr. Siti Rabaah Hamzah, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. A. Malathi, University of Delhi, India
  • Dr. Siti Noormi Alias, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Pamela, University of Delhi, India
  • Dr. Nur Aira Abd Rahim, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Mohd Mursyid Arshad, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Mohd Ashraff Mohd Anuar, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Batool Atta, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
  • Dr. R. Surenthirakumaran, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. A. Shahin Sultana, Pondicherry University, India
  • Prof. Nandita, University of Delhi, India
  • Dr. Vinod Chandra, University of Lucknow, India
  • Dr. S. P. K. Jena, University of Delhi, India
  • Dr. Samudra Senarath, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
The International Journal of Inclusive Education
This journal provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue on inclusive education for all educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the form and nature of schools, universities and technical colleges.
Online ISSN
1464-5173
Editor in chief
Roger Slee
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Taylor and Francis Online
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SCOPUS®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, Australian Education Index (AEI); Australian Research Council (ARC) Ranked Journal List; British Education Index
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Studies in Educational Evaluation
Online ISSN
0191-491X
Editor in chief
P. Van Petegem
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ELSEVIER
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Early Child Development and Care
Online ISSN
1476-8275
Editor in chief
Prof. Roy Evans
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Online
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Abstracted/ Indexed in
SCOPUS , Emerging Sources Citation Index ( ESCI), IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences), PsycINFO and many more Scope This is a multidisciplinary publication that serves psychologists, educators, psychiatrists, paediatricians, social workers and other professionals who deal with research, planning, education and care of infants and young children.
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European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
Online ISSN
1752-1807
Editor in chief
Tony Bertram
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Taylor & Francis Online
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SCOPUS®, National Children's Bureau, ProQuest, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and many more Scope The Editorial Board intends to publish papers which have a clear application to early childhood education and care policy and practice and this must be made explicit in the paper.
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International Journal of Early Years Education
Online ISSN
1469-8463
Editor in chief
Dr. Jane Murray
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Online
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SCOPUS , Education Resources Information Center ( ERIC), Emerging Sources Citation Index ( ESCI), Language and Linguistics Behaviour Abstracts, National Children's Bureau and many more Scope This is a forum for researchers and practitioners to debate the theories, research, policy and practice which sustain effective early years education world-wide
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Journal of Learning Disabilities
The Journal of Learning Disabilities (JLD), a multidisciplinary, international publication, presents work and comments related to learning disabilities. Articles cover such fields as education, psychology, neurology, medicine, law, and counseling.
Online ISSN
1538 - 4780
Editor in chief
Stephanie Al Otaiba
Publisher
SAGE Publishing
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Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), MEDLINE, Clarivate Analytics: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences and many more
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Journal of Early Childhood Research
Online ISSN
1741-2927
Editor in chief
Prof. Cathy Nutbrown
Publisher
SAGE Publishing
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Early Years
Online ISSN
1472-4421
Editor in chief
Jan Georgeson, Arianna Lazzari, Pamela Oberhuemer and Rod Parker-Rees
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Online
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Abstracted/ Indexed in
Scopus , ESCI (Emerging Sources Citations Index); National Children's Bureau; National Database for Research into International Education (NDRI), PsycINFO and many more Scope Publishes research papers and scholarly critiques on all issues associated with early childhood education and care.
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International Journal of Adolescence and Youth
Online ISSN
2164-4527
Editor in chief
Prof. Roy Evans
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Online
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Abstracted/ Indexed in
SCOPUS , Educational Research Abstracts Online and PsycINFO Scope Subject areas covered include psychological growth and development, health and medical care, delinquency, social policy, employment and unemployment, education and training, spiritual and physical development, leisure, family relationships, sex education, homelessness.
Our Official Partners

Hosting Partner

Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Academic Partner

Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR) Nepal

Strategic Partner

Foundation for Innovative Social Development, Sri Lanka

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Child and Youth 2019 – Day 01

Child and Youth 2019 - Day 01

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