Who We Are

SLYCAN Trust is an internationally recognized non-profit think tank working on climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation, social justice, animal welfare, and related thematic areas. Our presence extends to Asia, Africa and Europe through our main office in Sri Lanka and regional offices in Niger and Germany.  We are active on the global, regional, national, and local level, with a particular focus on the countries of the Global South.

SLYCAN Trust works on legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity-building, solution finding, and implementation of ground-level actions to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive, and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.

Senior Management

Vositha Wijenayake

Executive Director
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Dennis Mombauer

Director: Research & Knowledge Management
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Kavindu Ediriweera

Country Director - Sri Lanka
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Dulanga Witharanage

Country Director - EthicalX: Climate & Innovation Hub, Manager - Knowledge Management
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Shehan Liyanage

Senior Manager - Admin & Legal Affairs
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Global Fellows

Thibyan Ibrahim

Global
2024 - Present
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Nicolás Zambrano

Global
2023
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Aishath Reesha Suhail

Maldives
2023 - Present
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Joseph Epitu

Uganda
2023 - Present
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Osman Fusen Yong

Ghana
2023 - Present
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Gabriel Pierre Ndiaye

Senegal
2023 - Present
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Mohamed Azan Abdulla

Maldives
2023 - Present
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Annette Nantongo

Uganda
2023 - Present
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Charha Salissou

Niger
2023 - Present
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Team

Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala

Senior Technical Expert, Climate Change & Sustainable Development
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Dr. Sam Daniel

Senior Technical Expert, Farm Animals & Animal Welfare
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Happy Khambule

Senior Technical Expert
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Anura Sathurusinghe

Senior Technical Expert: Ecosystems & Conservation
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Thamali Liyana Arachchi

Manager: Programmes
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Aisha Wahab

Junior Manager: Communications and Programmes
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Narthanie Serasinghe

Junior Manager: Communications and Programmes
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Sadya Ndoko

Programme Associate
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Georgina Belk

Programme & Research Consultant
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Esther Mireku

Programme and Research Associate
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Iroshan Kulatunga

Manager - Web Design and Web Content
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Thilini Gunathilake

Researcher and Junior Manager: Youth Programmes
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Bonolo Segale

Research and Programme Officer
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Mayantha Madurasinghe

Junior Manager: Programmes, Logistics and Finance
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Cristobal Lopez

Programme and Administrative Officer
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Shifaz Ameer

Programmes and Communication Coordinator
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Chathuri Patinayake

Programme and Administrative Officer
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Umanga Samarasinghe

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Dilanya De Silva

Intern
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Thaybah Mohamed

Intern
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Charuka Udayanga

Field Officer
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Research Fellows