Addressing Climate Migration in Sri Lanka: A Closer Look at Internal Migration Induced by Climate Change Impacts

SLYCAN Trust

Climate change impacts are spread across all sectors, and among these one of the most impacted is the agriculture sector. With regular floods and droughts creating adverse impacts on their livelihoods, the farmers are forced to move away to urban areas to find work to support their families.

This research and advocacy project focuses on studying the impacts of climate change on the agriculture-based communities of Trincomalee, and understanding how internal migration impacts this community.

The project also focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change, and internal migration on women and children, the policy changes needed, and the support services to be implemented.

Project duration: October 2018 – September 2019
Project status: Ongoing
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SLYCAN Trust

SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank. It has been a registered legal entity in the form of a trust since 2016, and a guarantee limited company since 2019. The entities focus on the thematic areas of climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation and restoration, social justice, and animal welfare. SLYCAN Trust’s activities include legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity building and training, and implementation of ground level action. SLYCAN Trust aims to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.