On May 5th, 2022, SLYCAN Trust hosted an initial technical dialogue on accessing and scaling up climate and disaster risk finance for Sri Lanka and engage key stakeholders from the public and private finance sector.
As part of the International Mangrove Day celebrations, the Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka (MEPA) in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust planted 800 mangroves in Mangala-eliya, Mundel, in Puttalam District on the 25th of July. The mangrove restoration activities were carried out with the support of Mitsubishi Corporation and contributions from the Forest Department and Mundel Divisional Secretariat.
SLYCAN Trust together with the Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project (ESCAMP) under the Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation, and supported by the World Bank, conducted a dialogue on ‘Integrating Sustainable Landscape Management into Local Planning Processes’ on the 28th of June. This virtual event aimed at building awareness and enhancing outreach activities related to land-use management and landscape planning in the country.
The Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka (MEPA) in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust hosted the Sixth National Symposium on Marine Environment on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021. Under the theme of “Oceans-Based Solutions and Policy Frameworks for Enhanced Climate Action and Blue Economy,” the symposium aimed at bringing together experts from around the country to discuss the complex issues of climate change, marine flora and fauna, sensitive coastal and marine ecosystems, shipping and marine pollution, fisheries, blue economy, and related policies and legislations.
[Colombo, Sri Lanka] On April 23rd, 2021, SLYCAN Trust hosted a “Stakeholder Dialogue on Climate Change, Resilience, and Just Recovery in the Sectors of Agriculture, Forestry, and Biodiversity of Sri Lanka, which was presided over by the Honourable Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
In partnership with the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka, SLYCAN Trust conducted a capacity building workshop on Developing Coastal Waste Management Plans on the 26th of March, 2021. The objective of the workshop was to enhance technical knowledge of MEPA staff to implement an effective waste management strategy in fisheries harbors and coastal areas of the country.
SLYCAN Trust together with the Media Centre for National Development (MCND) of the Ministry of Mass Media, initiated an expert dialogue on the theme ‘Climate Risk Management, and Financial Instruments Related to Risk Transfer and Resilience’ on the 24th of March 2021. This event was held following the national dialogue on climate and disaster risk management in Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector held earlier this week. The event featured key officials from the government departments working on finance, agriculture, sustainable development, climate change, and disaster management, as well as representatives from the banking and insurance industry, the private sector, civil society, academia, and other entities.
SLYCAN Trust, in collaboration with the Media Centre for National Development (MCND) of the Ministry of Mass Media, successfully concluded a national dialogue on climate and disaster risk management in Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector on the 22nd of March, 2020. The event saw participation of public sector stakeholders as well as the private sector, academia, and civil society, representing a multitude of disciplines.
Climate change greatly influences the patterns of human mobility in Sri Lanka. It exacerbates existing economic, demographic, social, and environmental drivers of migration and contributes to more frequent and intense disasters and displacement.
SLYCAN Trust hosted the first national workshop on On July 15, 2020, as part of a project on multi-actor partnerships on climate and disaster risk finance and insurance in the context of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. The event was conducted virtually via Zoom that was converted upon the surge in local COVID-19 cases.
[Colombo, Sri Lanka] – March 4th, 2020 - On Tuesday, March 03rd, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) and the Climate Change Secretariat under the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust and with the support of the Ocean Affairs, Environment and Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka, organised a national stakeholder workshop on Community-Based Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Restoration and Addressing Climate Change Impacts in Sri Lanka’ at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
[Colombo, Sri Lanka] – January 31, 2020 - On Friday, January 24th, 2020, SLYCAN Trust in collaboration with Humane Society International conducted a workshop on synergies between sustainable production and consumption (SCP), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and climate action in the livestock sector of Sri Lanka. The workshop was held at Cinnamon Grand with the participation of local government authorities, relevant ministries and departments, NGOs, academia, and other stakeholders working in the livestock sector. It was part of the ongoing research to analyse Sri Lanka’s livestock sector policies and plans and identify potential synergies with climate change commitments, SDGs, and activities related to SCP.
[Colombo, Sri Lanka] – January 29, 2020 - On January 23rd, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust, organised a stakeholder consultation on mangrove ecosystem restoration and identifying the potential for community livelihood development in Gampaha district. The consultation, held at The Gateway Hotel, Airport Garden Hotel, was attended by many local government officers as well as officers from the Ministry of Environment. Dr P.B. Terney Pradeep Kumara, General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer of MEPA, facilitated the event.
On Friday, January 24th, 2020, SLYCAN Trust will conduct a workshop to better understand Sri Lanka’s livestock sector and the nexus of sustainable consumption and production (SCP), climate change, and sustainable development. The multi-stakeholder consultative workshop is part of ongoing research conducted to analyse Sri Lanka’s policies and plans in the sector and identify potential synergies among climate change commitments, SDGs, and activities related to SCP in the livestock sector of Sri Lanka.
On January 23rd, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust, is organising a stakeholder consultation on mangrove ecosystem restoration and identifying the potential for community livelihood development in Gampaha district.