The research project "Study on Linkages between Managing Disaster Risks in the Long Term and Building Resilience to Climate Change for Greater Policy-Making Coherence" focuses on the links between managing disasters risks and building resilience, as well as the need for coherent policies to address them both.
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to extreme weather events and climate-related disasters. Managing disaster risks in the long term is of vital necessity for the nation, as is building resilience to climate change.
The project was conducted in cooperation with UNDP, the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, and the Disaster Management Ministry. The goal of the project is to establish a baseline of current losses and damages from climate-induced disasters, especially in the agriculture sector, then build on them. Guided by a national advisory panel and in consultation with all affected stakeholders, SLYCAN Trust develops targets for loss reduction and translates them into concrete financial and policy needs.
Since 2016 SLYCAN is a registered legal entity in the form of a Trust, and work under the title of SLYCAN Trust, expanding the issues of focus, and widening the scope of focus from youth centric to a multi-stakeholder driven, and social justice driven process. SLYCAN Trust envisions wider engagement and a wider range of activities on the themes of sustainable development, climate change, gender and animal welfare, and social justice to ensure that we strive for a better future for all.