New Fellowships

Twenty-eight fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Timber Organization in Spring 2012. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 17 different countries and includes thirteen 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. Adedeji, Gabriel Adetoye Adedeji (Nigeria)  
Undertaking a Ph.D Program in Forest Resources Management at the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria
 
Ms. Appiah, Catherine (Ghana)  
Carrying out Ph.D. Research in Plant Ecology at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan and a Study Visit to Harvard Forest at Harvard University in U.S.A.
 
Dr. Awoyemi, Lawrence (Nigeria)  
Undertaking a Study Tour on "Turning Environmental Filth Into Wealth: Production of Wood Plastic Composites From the Sawmill Waste" at Oregon State University in Corvallis, U.S.A.
 
Dr. Carvalho, Alexandre Monteiro (Brazil)  
Participating in the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering - WCTE 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand
 
Ms. Chiu Lopez, Brenda Geydi (Mexico)  
Undertaking a Shot Training Internship on "Five Year Management and Monitoring Plan for Billy Barquedier National Park, Stann Creek Valley Road, Belize" at Steadfast Tourism and Conservation Association in Belize
 
Mr. Daramola, Tolulope Mayowa (Nigeria) 
Undertaking a Research Internship at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington,U.S.A.
 
Mr. Dimobe, Kangbéni (Togo)  
Carrying out Ph.D research on "Contribution to the Management of Woodland Wildlife Reserve of the Oti-Mandouri in Northern Togo: Natural Regeneration, Structure, Dynamics and Impacts of Recent Climate Changes" at the University of Lome in Lome, Togo
 
Ms. Flores Ramírez, Guadalupe Araceli (Mexico)  
Undertaking a Master 's Program in International Ecology at ECOSUR in Chetumal, Mexico in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada
 
Ms. Gonmadje, Christelle Flore (Cameroon)  
Carrying out Ph.D. Research on "Characterization of Plant Diversity and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forest Ecosystems" at Agricultural Research Institute For Development (IRAD),  National Herbarium in Yaounde, Cameroon
 
Ing. González Cabello, Frida Blanca Ismenia (Peru)  
Undertaking the XXIV International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
 
Ms. Ilieva, Lili Encheva (Bulgaria)  
Carrying out Ph.D. Research on "Paving the Way to Designing a REDD Framework: Pro-poor Benefits Distribution in the Brazilian Amazon" under the supervision of  the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) in Brasilia, Brazil
 
Mr. Lokossou, Achille Orphée (Benin)  
Undertaking a Masters Program in Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity at the University of Abomey in Calavi, Benin
 
Dr. Momo Solefack, Marie Caroline (Cameroon)  
Undertaking a Study Tour on "Demographic Characterization and Anatomic Gnidia Glauca (Thymelaeaceae) on Mount Oku" to the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium
 
Dr. Ne Win, Rosy (Myanmar)  
Preparing a Technical Document on "Population Dynamics of Commercial Tree Seedlings after Selective Logging in Kabaung Reserved Forest of Bago Mountains, Myanmar"
 
Mr. Nugroho, Branindityo (Indonesia)  
Participating in the 40th International Forestry Student Symposium in Yagmur, Turkey
 
Ms. Obeng, Gifty (Ghana)  
Carrying out Masters Research on "Conversion of an Agroforestry System into Clean Development Mechanism Forestry in Ghana: Capacity Assessment of Kranka Community Farm Plantation" at Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany
 
Mr. Palacios Hernández, Fernando Nohelio (Guatemala)  
Undertaking the XXIV International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
 
Ing. Pinzon Rivas, Agusto Gregorio (Ecuador)  
Undertaking the XXIV International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
 
Ms. Putri, Winda Utami (Indonesia)  
Undertaking a Vegetation Survery Training Course at Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, U.K.
 
Ms. Racelis, Elenita Licong (Philippines)  
Participating in the International Conference on Sustainable Forest Management Adapting to Climate Change in Beijing, China
 
Dr. Ramachandran, Sundararaj (India)  
Participating in the International Sandalwood Symposium 2012 at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
 
Ing. Requena Rojas, Edilson Jimmy (Peru)  
Undertaking a Study Tour on "Growth Rate of Cederela odorata and Its Effects on Precipitation and Temperature in the Long Term Glowth in the Central Amazon in Peru" at the Argentine Institute of Snow Research Glaciology and Environmental Science in Mendoza, Argentina
 
Ms. Reyes Carranza, Laura Mariana (Mexico)  
Undertaking a Short Course on "Economic Basis for the Management and Valuation of Environmental Services” at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
 
Mr. Sugianto, Antonius (Indonesia)  
Undertaking an Intensive Training Course on “Advanced Furniture Production, Furniture Design and Wood Machining” at the University of Melbourne in Australia and  Visiting Furniture Manufacturing Companies in Melbourne and International Furniture Exhibition FURNITEX, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia
 
Mr. Suryoatmono, Bambang (Indonesia)  
Participating in the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering in Auckland, New Zealand
 
Dr. Thulasidas, Puthenpurayil Kumaran (India)  
Participating in the IUFRO All Division 5 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal
 
Ms. Viguera Moreno, Bárbara (Spain)  
Undertaking the XXIV International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
 
Dr. Zobi, Irié Casimir (Côte d'Ivoire)  
Preparing a Technical Document on "Contribution to Sustainable Forest Management of Natural Wetlands in Côte d’Ivoire: Modeling the Dynamics of Major Species of Permanent Silvicultural Systems of Mopri and Irobo "