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The Success Story of 
The 3rd World Conference on Children and Youth 2021

The 3rd World Conference on Children and Youth 2021 was held on 29th - 30th of July 2021 in Virtual Platform under the theme of “Children and Youth in An Uncertain and Unsettled World”. The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with The International Society for Research on Children and Youth (ISRCY) and the Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary as Hosting partners, Center for Childhood & Youth Studies, Salem State University, United States as the Academic Partner and The Road to Rights Youth-led Organization as the Resource partner together with The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) as the organizing body. 

With over 50+ participants representing 20 countries, CCY 2021 welcomed researchers, youth activists, practitioners, international educational institutions and civil society to this great knowledge sharing platform. The Conference was chaired by Prof. Siri Hettige, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dr. Angela Bajzath, Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE), Hungary.

Inauguration Ceremony

The opening remarks of CCY 2021 were made by the Conference Chair Prof. Siri Hettige, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dr. Angela Bajzath, Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE), Hungary.The welcome address of CCY 2021 was made by Mr. Isanka P Gamage, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM). 

Professor Niaz Asadullah is an Academic/Associate Editor of 6 ISI/WoS journals: International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier), Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (Taylor & Francis), Asia Pacific Education Review (Springer); PLOS One, BMC Public Health (Springer); Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific) and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Springer Nature).

He is also on the editorial advisory board of COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Poverty 

and Public Policy (Willey), Journal of Public Affairs (Willey),  Malaysian Journal of Economics  and Journal of Demography (Thailand).

Professor Asadullah received his Doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University in 2005. He held visiting/academic positions at Reading, Harvard, Oxford, Manchester, Kent, Dhaka, BRAC, Chulalongkorn and Mindanao State Universities. His research relates to poverty, inequality, well-being, education, labor, skills and gender issues with a focus on children and youths. His work has been supported by international grants such as the Australian Development Research Award Scheme, Leverhulme Trust (UK), International Growth Centre (IGC),  the DFID (UK), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes, Global Education Commission, and the World Bank. He has also consulted for Asian Productivity Organization (APO), BRAC, Oxford Policy Management, BAPPENAS (Government of Indonesia), UN-ESCAP, UNESCO, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). His research on children/youths/adolescents has been published in economics journals as well as multi-disciplinary non-economics journals. In addition to 50+ ISI/WoS journal papers, Prof Asadullah has published 100+ media articles (opinion pieces) in newspapers/magazines, has delivered 100+ lectures/keynotes at national/international seminars/symposiums/conferences and has edited/reviewed 350+ research manuscripts for 100+ peer-reviewed ISI/WoS journals .