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TEDxColombo - Vositha Wijenayake -Youth for Climate Change solutions

Vositha Wijenayake legal researcher, lecturer, environmentalist Vositha Wijenayake works as the Executive Coordinator for Sri Lankan Youth Climate Action Network (SLYCAN) a youth lead, volunteer organisation which is working on combating climate change. She is also a legal researcher and a lecturer in French and law. Having taught in university of Kelaniya and Jayawardenepura in Sri Lanka she is currently focusing on human rights and climate justice as her research projects. Her first steps into the "climate world" was initiated by the presentation made to the International Law Students Association annual conference in 2009 where she spoke of "Convention on Biodiversity and the Exploitation of Third World Resources" which lead her to step into the South Asian youth movement on climate activism. She was a participant representing Sri Lanka at the first South Asian Youth Summit on Climate Change (SAYSoCC) held in Nepal in 2009 and has played a key role in sustaining the development of the South Asian regional collaboration in the year to come as a core team member of the South Asian Youth Climate Movement. She has also participated on the First Nigerian tweet forum on climate change as a presenter. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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