Emdul: I was born in a village. My childhood inspired me to choose the development profession. I have seen my parents and fellow villagers struggling with poverty and natural disasters like floods and cyclones. When I set my foot at my university, I was determined to do research on community development and disaster-related issues. Within a few days, I began to understand that this problem is not only for my village, it's a national problem. After that, I explored other social and environmental factors that influenced these problems. Thus far in my career, I have been involved in many environment-related social platforms. I believe that our younger generations can play an important role to contribute to an environmentally friendly and sustainable economic development pathway. Although many issues inspired me to work for environment protection issues, my childhood struggle is one of them.