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.