Vositha Wijenayake

Executive Director - SLYCAN Trust

Vositha Wijenayake is Executive Director of SLYCAN Trust, an attorney-at-law and an international lawyer working on issues related to climate change, sustainable development, human rights and social justice. She has worked extensively on issues related to climate adaptation internationally, focusing on resilience building, national adaptation plans, risk assessing and addressing vulnerabilities. She also works as a country support consultant for the United Nations Development Programme, as part of the NAP Global Support, and is a member of the expert committee on climate change adaptation to the government of Sri Lanka.

Vositha is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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Transnational climate impacts

Climate change – and adaptation to it – will occur in a globalized, hyper-connected world. 
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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Capacity Development

To improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.
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Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Exploring the co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation.
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