Jointly Organised by


In Partnership with

P.G & Research Department of Social Work
Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia (DBYASA)


Venue: John Med Block (Room: No: 205), Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur-635 601, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India


Theme of the Conference:

Aims and Objectives:

Youth development is a process that prepares a young person to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his or her full potential. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies. The conditions for healthy youth development and positive youth development responsibility is shared by families, schools, and communities. Youth leadership is an important part of the youth development process.


This international Conference aims to discuss various concepts and models connected with Youth Development to evolve appropriate strategies and plans which will help alter substantially the lives of young people especially the poor and marginalized.


Key Note Speakers

Prof. Jim Campbell
Full Professor of Social Work
School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice
Key Note Address: 20th January, 2017
Theme: 'The Role of Youth, Social and Community Workers in dealing with the Mental Health
Needs of Young People Affected by Political Conflict’
Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Social Work and Centre for Innovation & Research in Childhood & Youth UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, UK
Key Note Address: 21st January, 2017
Theme: 'Youth Development: The Pasts, Presents, and Futures of an Evolving Practice’
Mr. Soumen Biswas
Consultant, UNDP
New Delhi
Plenary Address: 21st January, 2017
Theme: 'Attracting Young Professionals and Engaging Them in Development Action: Experiences from two Large Rural Poverty Alleviation Programmes

Deadline for Submitting Papers

Abstract : 31th December 2016

Acceptance: 3rd  January 2017

Full Paper: 13th January 2017


Registration for Participation and Paper Presentation

Early Bird Registration: 31st December
On the Spot Registration is available