New Fellowships awarded at the 2015 Autumn Cycle

Eighteen fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization in the 2015 Autumn Cycle.  The newest group of fellows represents 14 different countries and includes 11 female fellows.  The total amount of the fellowships was US$100,000.

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.

Ms. Fatima, Tanzeem (India)    Short Training Course of Molecular genetic market development in the Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding at George August University in Gottingen, Germany

Dr. Simo Tagne, Merlin (Cameroon)    Short Training Internship on modeling, Simulation and Digital Construction of Solar Dryers of Wood at Ecole National Superieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois in Epinal, France
Ms. Che, Nchang (Cameroon)    Short Training Course on Environment and Geo-information Science (Remote Sensing and GIS) in Pan African Institute for Development-West Africa, Buea, Cameroon

Ms. Kalombo, Marie Flavie (Congo,Rep.)    Ph.D. Research on Understanding Pathways for strengthening socio-ecological resilience of reforestation in the Congo basin

Ms. Deguenon, Marguerite (Benin)     Technical Document Preparation on the Inventory and georeferencing of priority plant species of high value in forest managed by the National Forest of Office of Benin

Mr. Adams, Marshall Alhassan (Ghana)     Technical Training on Forest and Wildlife Crimes at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service International Programs with focus on Forest Service and the US Department of Justice, Environmental Crime Section and National Task Force on Forest and Wildlife Crimes

Mr. Tchamdja, Abalo Essoyodina (Togo)    Master in Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal

Mr. Rozak, Andes Hamuraby (Indonesia)    Ph.D Field Research on ''Towards better estimates of carbon pools in logged-over Dipterocarp forests" in Berau, Borneo, Indonesia

Ms. Lwin, Phyu Phyu (Myanmar)    Ph.D Field Research for suporting doctoral program of ''Laboratory of Forest Resources and Society in the Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science'' in Myanmar

Ms. Soe, Khaing Thandar (Myanmar)    Post-Graduate Degree Program on Modeling drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Myanmar

Ms. Carig, Elizabeth (Philippines)    Short Training Course on Governance of landscapes, forests and people in Indonesia

Ms. Dao, Hoa Hong Thi (Viet Nam)    Ph.D program at Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology in Georg- August University, Göttingen, Germany

Mr. Chacón, Eduardo José (Costa Rica)    Technical Document Publication of the book ''The seedings of trees and palms of the Osa Peninsula''

Ms. Olea Resendiz, Maria de Jesus (Mexico)    Master Degree of Agricultural Scienece and Local Management at the Autunomous University of Guerrerro in Mexico
Mr. Payán Cázares, Efraín (Mexico)    Short training Course on XVII International Course on the Economic Bases for the Management and Assessment of Environmenal Services at CATIE in Costa Rica

Ms. Requena Suarez, Daniela Katherine (Peru)    Post-Graduate Degree Program on MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford in U.K.

Mr. Laurente Cajacuri, Miguel Angel (Peru)    ''XXVIII International Intensive Course on diversified management of tropical natural forest. The management challenges of climate change'' at CATIE in Costa Rica

Ms. Bennett-Curry, Aoife (Ireland)    Ph.D Research on assessing the viability of a farmer association model of governance for forest rights and forest management for smallholder farmers in the Peruvian Amazon