Tuesday, 27 September 2016

RGNIYD will be organizing a National Seminar on Fissures in Development: Youth-at-Risk.

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development will be organizing a National Seminar on Fissures in Development: Youth-at-Risk.
About the Seminar
India is at the cusp of a youth bulge in its population. Sagacity in policies and programmes envisioned for developing the youth potential in the country has a critical role in determining whether this youth population of this country becomes a dividend or a challenge. The seminar seeks to engage academicians, practitioners and students on themes related to Youth who are at risk, whose needs be addressed on a priority basis. Vulnerabilities are often intersected, and it is expected that this conference shall facilitate valuable sharing of information, ideas and practices on critical themes of risk preventions arising from multiple causalities.
Call for Papers
The Seminar welcomes proposals for paper presentation by research scholars and academicians.
A workshop for the sharing of best practices and lessons learned by the Civil Society Organizations will also be organized during the seminar. Papers are invited from Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and other Civil Society Institutions, including media for the Workshop.
Dates to Remember
For Research Scholars/Academicians
Dates of the Conference: 1-3 February 2017
Last Date for Submission of Extended Abstracts: 31 October, 2016
Communication about Acceptance of Extended Abstract: 10 November, 2016
Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: 15 December 2016
Last Date for Registration: 22 December, 2016
For Civil Society Organizations
Dates of the Conference: 1-3 February 2017
Last date for submission of Papers: 31 October 2016
Communication of Acceptance: 15th November 2016
Last Date for Registration: 22 December, 2016
Seminar Themes and Sub-themes
Education and Employment: Out-of-School Youth, School Dropouts, Youth Neither in Education Employment or Training (NEET)
Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion: Disabled Youth, LGBT, Forced Migration, Refugees
Youth in Conflict with Law: Naxalism, Terrorism, Youth Delinquency, Youth living in Conflict Affected areas
Health and Well-being: Malnutrition, Substance Abuse, Human Trafficking
Timings of the Seminar
The Seminar will start with an inauguration ceremony in the evening of 1 February 2017, followed by an inaugural dinner, and will conclude on 3 February 2017. Delegates are advised to reach Sriperumbudur by the morning of 1 February 2017 and schedule their departure for the evening of 3 February 2017 or the morning of 4 February 2017.
Paper Submission Guidelines for Research Scholars/ Academicians
Researchers and academicians, including those from outside India, are invited to contribute papers on any of the Seminar themes mentioned above. The extended abstracts/ full papers should be emailed to nsdds2017@gmail.com (link sends e-mail).
Extended abstract should not exceed 3000 words. Full Papers submitted should not exceed 8000 words (including tables and appendices). All papers should also include a summary of between 500 and 1000 words.
The extended abstracts of all accepted papers will be compiled into a publication which will be distributed among the participants of the Seminar.
Paper Submission Guidelines for Civil Society Organizations
The document shall not exceed the word limit of 2000 words. The paper to be written shall abide a framework that includes the following components - An overview, which includes identification of the problem and the approach that the organisation have taken to address it; Brief introduction of the project/program (highlighting your focus, methodology, coverage area, timeline, objectives, target population etc.); Strategies and intervention planned and implemented; Outcomes of the intervention; Challenges, lessons learnt and scope for replication and scaling up; Case studies with photographs and relevant documents.
Please email your papers to nsdds2017@gmail.com (link sends e-mail).
Seminar Registration
The registration fee (non-refundable) for the Seminar is Rs. 750/- for Research Scholars and Rs. 1000/- for Academicians and other Professionals. Registration will entitle participants to modest boarding and lodging as well as the conference kit.
The registration fee for the Seminar includes payment towards a conference kit (comprising the extended abstracts of all the papers presented at the Seminar, a conference bag, stationery, etc.), and modest accommodation and meals. Accommodation will be provided on sharing basis.
Boarding and lodging will be available from 29 January 2017 till the morning of 4 February 2017. All participants need to arrange for local travel on their own. The Seminar will not arrange from travel to and from Railway Station/ Airport. Those who would prefer to arrange their own accommodation need to take care of the relevant logistics themselves. No train/ flight tickets will be reimbursed.

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