Encountering SDGs and Climate Change Challenges

22 December 2017
Centre for Women’s Research, Colombo

IPS Research Economist, Kanchana Wickramasinghe, recently highlighted the nature of risks and vulnerabilities that women would face due to impacts of climate change, at a roundtable discussion.  Drawing lessons from IPS research on climate change, she indicated that, particularly, women in farming communities will face increased vulnerabilities due to frequent occurrences of droughts and floods.  She also stressed the need for integrating gender aspects in disaster risk reduction initiatives.

She made these observations while delivering the keynote speech on Climate Change, Gender Issues and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ‘Encountering SDGs and Climate Change Challenges: A Roundtable for Women Professionals’, organized by the Centre for Women’s Research, NetWater, Sri Lanka Water Partnership, and the National Committee on Women, on 22 December 2017, at the Centre for Women’s Research in Colombo.