Humans of ISC65: Abdul Baess Keyhani
Updated: Aug 15, 2019
Abdul Baess Keyhani from Afghanistan will be our next featured advocates on Humans of ISC65! Abdul is currently a member of table 6, focusing on the topic of Marine Plastic Pollution.
"(...) these days marine plastic pollution is one of the hottest topic in the world I believe we all will actively participate and discus together and will find the way how to restore the marine, it should be more interesting, will discuss about Marine restoration, how we can restore and solve this big problem?, where do plastics in the oceans come from? What is plastic and how much do we use?"
Q１. Please tell us what are the reasons/motivations that made you apply for ISC65?
Going to abroad and such kind of conferences always excite and energizes me. It regenerate and rejuvenates my focus and my determination, and I always find new ideas I want to implement while learning from some of the talents. It’s always great fun to reconnect with old friends and make new ones and exchange our cultures. And I always have a blast.
So in my opinion what can I expect when go to one conferences?
1. We will get to learn about a whole lot of new ideas and techniques. 2. We get to meet and network with others who are interested in the same things you are. It can be a great morale booster. Meeting like-minded people not only inspires you, but it creates an opportunity to build partnerships and joint venture opportunities. 3. Conferences can help you regain your focus. 4. It’s a great way to connect with old and new friends. 5. Conferences are always great places to renew our excitement about our family, our ministry or our work. 6. Attending conferences can greatly improve my productivity.
7. Being around like-minded people is inspirational and refreshing. It gives you a chance to “rest and reflect.” I don’t mean a “nap-type-rest; I mean rest from the “common-grind” of your daily routine. It’s often difficult to reflect when you’re ministering to your family and community; these conference sessions and networking times allow you to pull over, slow down, stop… and reflect.
Q２.What do you think about your table’s topic?
My table topic is (Marine plastic pollution) and these days marine plastic pollution is one of the hottest topic in the world I believe we all will actively participate and discus together and will find the way how to restore the marine, it should be more interesting, will discuss about Marine restoration, how we can restore and solve this big problem?, where do plastics in the oceans come from? What is plastic and how much do we use?
According all those question we can say over the past 50 years, plastic as a martial has evolved remarkably. Innovation in the plastic industry has led to new, low cost, synthetic polymer resin formulations that are versatile, durable and resistant to external shocks. Globally 311 million tones plastic were produced in 2014, 4% more than in 2013. Major end applications for plastics include packaging, building and constructions for plastics automotive components, electrical and electronic equipment, agriculture and medical equipment.
And also now time is for discuss about the sources of marine plastic: according to what is currently the only available estimate, 80% of plastic pollution originates from land based sources. The accuracy of the figure is however subject to uncertainty since predates the introduction of stricter controls on pollution at sea and is therefore in urgent need of updating. While there is a severe dearth of information on how different sources contribute to the total amount of plastic entering the ocean, the major land-based sources are:
Illegal dumping and inadequate waste management, Industrial activity, Natural disasters, Fishing, Shipping, Offshore oil and gas platforms, undersea exploration and etc.
Through discussions with table members we will find the ways to solve this problem.
Q３.What do you think about your table’s activities in overall now?
I think this conference will be more interesting for me Japanese friends will surprise us with their great culture during the conference oh Japanese foods is amazing, Japanese clothes are another I heard about Japanese people they are so friendly.
Q４. Can you share hare with us some of your feelings towards the upcoming ISC65?
I already participated in many activity program like Model united nation conference in china, environmental challenges in India that time I have learnt life is a challenge I like challenge so I ISC 65 is a great opportunity for me to actively participate and it is a kind of challenge for me I believe I will learn many things from other young leaders which they are coming from different country with different idea and different culture it’s time to do our best.
Q5. Can you tell us a little bit about your hometown?
Country : Afghanistan
Home town: Badghis
Badghis is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northwest of the country next to Turkmenistan. The capital is Qala i Naw, while the most populous city and district is Qadis. The ruins of the medieval city of Marw al-Rudh, the historical capital of the medieval region of Gharjistan, are located in the province near the modern city of Bala Murghab.
Badghis Province is located in the isolated hills of northwestern Afghanistan and shares its borders with Herat, Ghor, and Faryab provinces as well as Turkmenistan. The province has a total area of 20,591 km2. Hydrologically, the province is dominated by the Murghab River which is used for irrigation.
The province is very windy; the name "Badghis" is a corruption of the Persian compound, bâd-khiz, meaning "wind source", referring to the steppe winds that blow into the province from the north and northwest. Its northern border extends to the edge of the part of the Karakum desert known as the Sarakhs desert. Northern Badghis includes the loess and other aeolian formations, known locally as the chul, through which the Turkmen-Afghan boundary runs. Across the border in Turkministan is the Badkhyz Nature Reserve in the Badkhiz-Karabil semi-desert.
Prior to the Arab conquest, the province was the center of the Kingdom of Badghis, whose king Tarkhan Tirek resisted an Umayyad invasion in 709 AD. In 1964, the province was carved out of portions of Herat Province and Meymaneh Province.
The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) along with UNHCR and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Afghanistan estimates the population of the province to be around 499,393. According to the same sources, Tajik and Turkic People (Uzbek and Turkmen) make up around 68% of the total population, followed by 19% Pashtuns and 8% Uzbeks and the remaining consists of Turkmens, Balochs and other minorities.
1- Natural pistachio forest
2- Band sabzak
3- Qala Nariman
4- Ab poda Jawand
5- Qadir abad
6- Firozko mountains