New fellowships

Twenty-three fellowships were awarded in June 2009. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 13 different countries and includes seven female fellows. ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber. Awardees are listed as follows:

Twenty-three fellowships were awarded in June 2009. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 13 different countries and includes seven female fellows.

ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber.

Awardees are listed as follows:

Mr. Krishna Prasad Acharya (Nepal)
Participating in the XIII World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Victor Kwame Agyeman (Ghana)
Publishing a Book on "Taking Stock: An Annotated Bibliography of Logging Damage and Recovery in Tropical Forests and the Results of New Research in Ghana"
Dr. Balasubramanian Arunachalam (India)
Undertaking a Short Laboratory Training in "Methodologies to Quantify Carbon Sequestration in Afforestation Plantation" at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada
Mr. Issaka Assoumanou (Togo)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Tropical Forest Participatory Management at Ecole National des Eaux et Forêts in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ms. Njoya Angela Betieh (Liberia)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Forest Monitoring and Assessment Techniques in the Tropics at the University of Applied Forest Sciences in Siegen, Germany
Mr. Jagadish Prasad Bhatta (Nepal)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Forestry at Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University in Pokhara, Nepal
Mr. Taksey Mytter Dobon (Papua New Guinea)
Attending an Environmental Management Training Course at Galillee College in Mahalal, Israel
Mr. Marra Dourma (Togo)
Preparing a Technical Document on "Contribution to the Management of Clear Forests of Isoberlinia spp. In Guinean Ecological Zone of Togo: Diversity, Ecology, Structure and Extractivism"
Ms. Ernestine Eyvette Etanghi (Cameroon)
Attending a Post-graduate Diploma Course in Forest Ecosystem and Climate Change Management in the Tropics and Sub Tropics at the Institute for the Environment, Forest and Landscape Research in University of Jena, Germany
Ing. Anibal Alberto Jadan Guanin (Ecuador)
Attending the XXI International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Ms. Pabitra Jha (Nepal)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Management of Protected Areas at University of Klagenfurt in Klagenfurt, Austria
Mr. Pal Mohinder (India)
Attending an International Training Course on "Climate Change and Desertification Processes" organized by WMO in Tel Aviv, Israel
Mr. Pierre Ngangoumoun (Cameroon)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Remote Sensing and GIS at Centre Regional African des Sciences et Technologies de l'Espace en Langue Française in Rabat, Morocco
Ms. Bobelé Florence Niamke (Cote d'Ivoire)
PhD Programme on "Physical and Chemical Determinants on the Creation of Duramen and the Durability of the Teak Wood of Cote d'Ivoire" at CIRAD & University of Montpellier in France
Mr. Athuahene Yaw Nyako (Ghana)
Attending a Short Training Course in "Climate Change and Development" at Overseas Development Group of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K.
Ms. Deepa Paudel (Nepal)
Preparing a Technical Document on "Impact of Invasive Plant on Tropical Timber Species" at Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan Universiy in Pokhara, Nepal
Ing. Edwin Franco Ponce Ramírez (Ecuador)
Participating in the XXI International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Dr. Elizabeth Mangaya-Ay Remedio (Philippines)
Participating in the XIII World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mr. Ashutosh Subhash (India)
Attending a Short Course on Climate Change and Development at the Overseas Development Group at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K.
Dr. Debabrata Swain (India)
Attending a Certificate Course in Principles and Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Four Application Fields at International Institute for Geo-Information and Science and Earth Observation (ITC) in Enshede, the Netherlands
Ing. Luis Trevejo Loayza (Peru)
Attending the X International Course on Economic and Institutional Valorization for the Management of Environmental Services at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Mr. Felipe Veluk Gutierrez (Brazil)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Management and Conservation of Tropicsl Forest and Diversity at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Dr. Shuirong Wu (China)
Participating in the XIII World Forestry Congress 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina