New Fellowships awarded at the 2017 Autumn Cycle

Eighteen fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization at the 53rd Session of International Tropical Timber Council.   The newest group of fellows represents 15 different producer member countries and includes 6 female fellows.  The total amount of the fellowships was US$110,810.72.

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.

2017 Autumn Cycle Fellowship awardees:

Ms. Noraida Abd Wahob    Ph.D. in economics research on the impacts of sustainable forest management (SFM) practices on forest certification, plantation and forest products at the Univeristy of Putra in Malaysia

Ms. Natália Girão Rodrigues de Mello    Doctoral programme in science in the Faculty of Science at Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium

Mr. Roy Oswaldo González Martínez    Research internship on the assessment of mortality of some tropical dry forest species due to the intensification of the drought in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia

Dr. Tahiana Ramananantoandro    Participation to 2018 Joint Convention Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) and the Japan Wood Research Society  (JWRS)

Dr. Valère Kolawolé Salako    Preparation and publication of a technical guideline for estimating above-ground wood productivity, carbon and carbon dioxide stock of mangrove forests in Benin

Ms. Charlene Jordane Piam Djomo    Master research on participatory management and test of domestication of non-timber forest product of plant origin: Scorodophloeus zenkeri Harms, Fabaceae in Cameroon
 
Mr. Guénolé Géraud Sidoine Mankou    Short training course on link between allometry and the function traits of tree species in Central Africa at the Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech of the University of Liège in Liège, Belgium

Dr. Bi Tra Aimé Vroh    Ph.D. research on sustainability of timber resource production in the Téné forest of Côte d'Ivoire at the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Mr. Juan Salazar Cevallos  Participation to the World Bamboo Congress 2018 in Xalapa, Mexico

Mr. Kofi Adu Gyamfi    MSc tropical forestry (field assessment for preparation of dissertation) at the Technical University of Dresden in Dresden, Germany

Mr. Samuel Ayesu    Ph.D. in agroforestry at Kwame Nkrumah University in Kumasi, Ghana

Mr. Manjunatha Venkatappa    Ph.D. reseach on assessment of land availability for forest restoration in Siem Reap Province in Cambodia

Mr. Shubham Sharma    Short training course on climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management at CDI Wageningen University, in the Netherlands

Dr. Pono Wahyudi    Preparation of manuscript and publication of the textbook ‘’Mangrove Resources Utilization and Management” at Bintuni bay, Papua Barat in Indonesia

Dr. Abdul Rahim Abdul Samad    Online short training course on forest certification modeling in Malaysia and conjoint analysis under the supervision of the Institute for Statistics Education in Virginia, U.S.A.

Ms. Dora Torres Ávila    International diploma in biostatistics at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica

Ms. Sandra Natividad Anccasi Lazo    XXIX International Intensive Course on International Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests, at CATIE in Costa Rica

Dr. Quy Nam Nguyen    DNA barcoding techniques and methodologies at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph in Toronto, Ontario, Canada