New fellowships

45th session of the International Tropical Timber Council

45th session of the International Tropical Timber Council

Twenty-two fellowships were awarded at the 45th session of the International Tropical Timber Council in November 2009. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 16 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:

Ms. Kriti Acharya (Nepal)
Master's Program in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry in Pokhara, Nepal
Mr. Abraham Addo-ansah Allotey (Ghana)
Short Training Course in Honeybee Queen Breeding and Sustainable Techniques of Hive Products Harvesting Processing and Marketing for Sustainable Forestry and Community Development at Baraka Agricultural College in Molo, Kenya
Mr. Charles Anin-Agyei (Ghana)
M.Phil Program in Forestry with emphasis on Climate Change and Natural Forest Dynamics in Ghana High Forest Zone at the University of Aberdeen, U.K.
Mr. Juan Rommel Baluarte Vasquez (Peru)
Training in Growth Modeling of 15 Commercial Timber Species in Permanent Sample Plots Established for Silvicultural Trials in Tropical Alluvial Flood Forests of Loreto, Peru
Ms. Maria Isabel Amando Barros (Brazil)
International Seminar on Protected Area Management at the University of Montana, Missoula, U.S.A.
Ms. Ana Maria Briceño Jimenez (Colombia)
Master's Research in Mangement and Growth Rate of Natural Dry Forest in relation to Climate Change at Universidad del Tolima in Tolima, Colombia
Dr. Maheshwar Dhakall (Nepal)
Preparation of Document on "Sustainable Forest Management in Nepal: Market-Chain Analysis of Timber from Producers to Consumers"
Mr. Lillia Suyapa Doblado Amador (Honduras)
Master's Program in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Mr. Edem Kodzo Ekpe (Ghana)
Ph.D. Research on "Livelihoods Support Activities in Forest-Fringe Communities and Their Effects on Attitudes towards Tropical Timber Conservation in Southeastern Ghana" at the University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
Mr. Haroun-Al-Rashid Idiris Jaji (Philippines)
Ph.D Research Fieldwork on "Conflict and Natural Resources Management in Conflict-Affected Watersheds in the Philippines" at the State University of New York, Syracuse, U.S.A.
Mr. Yao Roger Kouadio (Cote d'Ivoire)
Ph.D Research on "The Factors of Classification of Small Mammals for the Conservation and Value Enhance of the Banco National Parc, Cote d'Ivoire" at UFR Biosciences, the University of Cocody, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoiire
Mr. Pradeep Kumar (India)
Short Training Course on "Species Distribution Modeling Methods for Conservation Biologists" at Center for Biodiversity Conservation of the American Museum of Natural History, Arizona, U.S.A.
Dr. Aida Baja Lapis (Philippines)
Publication of "Field Guide of Philippine Rattans"
Mr. Manuel Sabino Mollinedo Garcia (Guatemala)
Ph.D. Program in Forest Science and Engineering of Renewable Natural Resources at Universidad de Córdova in Spain and Universidad de Concepción in Chile
Mr. Michel Ndjondo (Gabon)
Master's Program in Agronomy and Agribusiness with emphasis on Environmental Management of Ecosystem and Tropical Forests at Montpellier SupAgro, Institut des Région Chaudes in Montpellier, France
Mr. Régis Aristide Ngueregaye (Central African Rep.)
Master's Program in Sustainable Management of Forest Resources at Université Polytechnique de Bobo Diolasso in Burkina Faso
Mr. Lwin Ohn (Myanmar)
Preparation of Document on "Collecting and Sharing Field Experiences on Management of Forest Plantations in Myanmar"
Ms. Sandra Acheampong Owusu (Ghana)
M.Phil Research on "African Mahogany Stock-plant Age, Anatomy of Leafy Cuttings and Rootability in Different Potting Media" at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Mr. Guy Alain Tagne Tiam (Cameroon)
Ph.D. Research on "Tropical Altitudinal Vegetation: Ecological Diversity and Renewable Natural Resources in Mount Oku." at Center for Environment and Development in Yaoundé, Cameroon
Ms. Sunita Ulak (Nepal)
Master’s Research on "An Assessemnt of the Effects of Invasive and Alien Plant Species on Growth and Development of Tropical Timber Species" at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry in Pokhara, Nepal
Ms. Sin Yeng Wong (Malaysia) )
Harbaria Trip to Kew Herbarium, Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Herbarium München Systematishe Botanic, Botanical Museum Berin-Dahlem and Boor Herbarium for the Family Araceae
Ms. Jummai Othniel Yila (Nigeria)
Ph.D. Research on "Institutional Changes in Forest Management: Analysis of Forest Use Patterns, Livelihood Strategies and Extent of Praticipation of Forest Users in the Tropical Rainforest in Boki District of Cross River State in Nigeria' at AIT, Thailand