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.
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.