The role of rural youth in the protection of marine and coastal ecosystems

An example of best practice on how to empower local youth to become lead actors in the protection of biodiversity

TV Studio 2
Project or report lab
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
11:50 to 12:35

This project lab will showcase what cooperatives in collaboration with other CSOs and the Swedish Development Agency are doing in order to empower young people to be at the forefront of marine and coastal ecosystems protection in Mozambique. The project started with the creation of a natural resource management committees, formed by young women and men. The objective was to ensure that degraded and unprotected coastal areas in Nampula are restocked and that crabs, shrimps and other species that nest in the mangrove are reproduced in addition to avoiding erosion. About  210  young women and men were trained in mangrove management and advocacy in order to increase their capacity to act and demand environmental rights through engagement with other members of the community.  With this action, about  90,000  square meters of mangroves with Cerips  Tagal and Rhizophora mucronata were reforested and at the moment the coastal erosion is reduced.

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Director of Coopermondo & Sustainability Manager in Confcooperative
Programme Officer for Environment and Climate Change in We Effect Mozambique
National Programme Officer for Environment and Climate Change in Embassy of Sweden in Mozambique
Programme officer for Environment and Climate Change in AENA