Coastal ecosystems are biodiversity rich and socio-economically relevant, supporting livelihood options of millions inhabiting the coastal zones. Recent debates in sustainability science endorse the need for an ecosystem-based framework for resource management and planning as it appropriates various ecological services and benefit received by social capital. IPBES is taking the effort to strengthen the science-policy interface for human well-being and sustainable development by supporting the framework of Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Capacity development is identified as means of implementation both for IPBES objectives as well as the post-2015 development agenda, the sustainable development goals (SDG’s- Goal 17). For successful implementation of scientific concepts and outcomes, it is pertinent to strengthen the capacity of all levels of stakeholders for monitoring and assessing risks to socio-ecological (including the component on human health) systems, to manage and restore ecosystems (mainly, mangroves) and further to increase awareness of the ecological services, economic importance and cultural significance of coastal ecosystems. The key objective of this proposal is to initiate a regional level capacity development program in support of Ecosystem of Coastal Ecosystems. The twin-framework approach [training course-workshop] is an innovative way to involve a wide range of stakeholders for exchange and discussions [ENGAGE], and for young professionals to network.