Together with the Ghanaian NGO “Friends of the Nation (FoN)” EUCC Germany started a school club at Shama Secondary Highschool in Ghana’s Western Region. During the initial phase of half a year students in the age of 15 to 17 years will work on sustainable coastal development in theory and practice. Thru exercises and field trips students will learn more about their home area and its development and management opportunities. This activity together with others more is part of the “Commitment for Africa” initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). EUCC-D and FoN together will use a community based and participative approach to document coastal resources and their vulnerability against climate change in selected coastal communities in Ghana and Germany. The project aims on the involvement of civil society, especially the youth, in coastal management as well as on the support of sustainable coastal development thru exchange between Ghana and Germany.