Vositha Wijenayake

SLYCAN Trust, Sri Lanka (Executive Director | Director, Adaptation and Resilience Programme)

Vositha Wijenayake works as the executive director of SLYCAN Trust. Vositha specializes in public international law with a focus on international environmental law, refugee law, and UN human rights law. She has over a decade of experience in working on climate change, at national and international level, and is a member of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change Adaptation of the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka. Vositha has been a delegate of the Sri Lankan government’s delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations since 2016, negotiating on issues related to compliance, climate change adaptation, loss and damage, gender. She is a consultant to the UNFCCC Secretariat, a member of the Expert Group on Oceans and Climate Change of the UNFCCC, and contributor to the NAP Technical Working Group under the UNFCCC. Vositha co-chairs the Impacts Working Group of the Insuresilience Global Partnership, and her most recent research includes work on national adaptation plans, the NDC review process in countries in Asia and Africa, gender responsiveness in climate policy processes, and climate induced migration and displacement.