By: Syazana Muhammad
Photo by: Nor Azreen Awang
SERDANG – The Institute For Social Science Studies (IPSAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), with the cooperation of the Malaysian Social Institute (ISM) recently discussed global youth perspectives during the 3rdInternational Conference on Youth (ICYOUTH) 2016.
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research And Innovation), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Azmi Mohd Lila said the conference served to instil better understanding on the perspectives and views of youths with regards to organizations, challenges and youth transformative strategies via leadership.
“Continuous development of a country must involve youths as the partners because they are the future generations who will shape the future of the state. It is never an easy task to produce future generations who are holistic and highly regarded,” he said.
He also said youths needed leadership experience to help them make rational decisions based on local and international realities.
Chairman of ICYOUTH 2016, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah said the program was to create a platform between working paper presenters and participants for future collaborations.
“This conference provides an opportunity for scholars, intellectuals, researchers and postgraduate students in the field of youth development, from within and outside the country, to exchange views on issues, challenges and strategies relating to youth transformation," he said.
The conference brought together 70 presenters, including those from the United States, South Korea, New Zealand, Chile, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Canada and Pakistan. – UPM.
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