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Nicc Moeono and Professor Saleemul Huq (1952-2023)

Learn more about ActNowFilm participants Fogamomi Nicc Moeono and Professor Saleemul Huq.


Photos of ActNowFilm participants Nicc Moeono and Professor Saleemul Huq, with their names displayed underneath. The bottom of the picture features the ActNowFilm logo and the film title “Youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts”.
Fogamomi Nicc Moeono and Professor Saleemul Huq are one of 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and climate experts from across the world matched for 1-2-1 conversations as part of this year’s ActNowFilm.

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.

Fogamomi Nicc Moeono is a dedicated advocate for sustainable development in Samoa, representing the villages of Falefa and Siusega. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering, Nicc is focused on developing energy transitions tailored for Samoa.

Before embarking on his Ph.D. journey, Nicc served as a renewable energy engineer for the power utility in Samoa. Additionally, he worked as an energy consultant, dedicated to improving energy efficiency at the community and grassroots level. Nicc has also collaborated with numerous NGOs in various capacities.

Nicc serves as a secretary for the Kahui Maori, Ahuora - Center for Smart Energy Systems at the University of Waikato. He plays a crucial part in facilitating communication and coordination within the centre, contributing to the advancement of smart energy systems that integrate traditional Maori knowledge and modern technologies.

Nicc has been selected as one of the 100 delegates for the International Youth Climate Delegate Program, which embeds youth within the COP28 process, and he has recently organised the first Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) in Samoa, paving a direct pathway for Samoan youth to contribute towards the UNFCCC process.

He serves as a Trustee for the Commonwealth of Human Ecology Council (CHEC), where he actively contributes to initiatives focused on sustainable development. Additionally, he holds the position of Out-going Curator for the Global Shapers Apia Hub, working alongside local young leaders to drive positive change in their community. Finally, Nicc is also a board member of the Samoa Conservation Society.

Professor Saleemul Huq


It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of Professor Saleemul Huq – an intellectual giant on climate adaptation and development, advocate of human rights, and a global voice for those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Professor Huq was a driving force on climate justice, championing the needs of developing and climate vulnerable countries at every single global climate summit since the start of the COP process. He was also a strong advocate for the greater integration of young people in climate decision-making processes, and we are honoured to have had the opportunity to film with him as part of ActNowFilm.


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