Welcome message by the Conference Co- Chair
Human societies across the world face diverse challenges today and how these challenges are faced by societies will have a bearing on the life chances and well-being of children and youth. While there is considerable diversity among societies in terms of their political, economic, social and cultural characteristics, some of the challenges they face are similar. It is against this backdrop that exchange of knowledge and experiences across countries is necessary to understand issues and find appropriate solutions to various issues pertaining to children and youth. It is in this sense that 2020 Children and Youth conference is an exciting prospect for researchers and many other stakeholders dealing with children and youth issues. We hope that this conference will attract a wide array of participants and contributors from different parts of the world so that the event would be a truly global event taking place in Colombo.
I, as Co-Chair of CCY2020 wish to invite senior and young researchers, practitioners, policy makers and service providers to contribute papers to this conference or be part of the conference as active participants there. I very much look forward to meeting paper presenters and participants at the CCY2020 in Colombo.
Prof. Siri Hettige
Emeritus Professor, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka