ActNowFilm: youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts is an international youth voices in climate change project, selected to showcase at COP28. The film is based on 1-2-1 conversations between 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and world leading climate experts.
Amanda Nogueira Moreira de Souza is a Black Brazilian woman raised in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. At the age of 17, Amanda received a full scholarship to study for two years at United World College (UWC) ISAK in Japan, where she concluded her high school education. A first-generation student and the first person in her family to live and study outside of Brazil, she is now a junior at Macalester College, in Minnesota, where she is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Environmental Studies.
In all three countries Amanda has lived in, Brazil, Japan, and the US, she has dedicated herself to working for equity, racial justice, and Indigenous rights. She has participated in Black Movements, founded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee in Japan, and works to empower Afro-Latines in the United States. She has experience with research on plastics and how they disproportionately affect Indigenous communities, after sailing for a month from Hawaii to California researching this topic. Furthermore, in Minnesota, she worked to further the transition to clean energy and transportation during the 2023 legislative session, while interning at Great Plain Institute. She also crafted an inventory of tribal engagement alongside a guide of best practices on how The Nature Conservancy should conduct work with tribal nations. Currently, she is a member of the Youth Narratives Energy Council (YENC), where she is conducting her own research-backed global narrative exploring the status of youth engagement in the climate and energy space.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an expert on the climate change adaptation and mitigation of Indigenous peoples. She is a member of the Mbororo pastoralist people of Chad and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT). She is an advocate for the greater inclusion of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge and traditions in the global movement to fight the effects of climate change.
Hindou received the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award and was appointed as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. She is Co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. She serves as a vice chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues; Member of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC); Member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit; and Conservation International Senior Advisor. In 2019, she was listed by Time Magazine as one of 15 women championing action on climate change.