Fellowships awarded

New Fellowships

Spring 2011

Twenty-five fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Timber Organization in Spring 2011. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 20 different countries and includes nine 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. Adefolu, Solomon Olatunji Adefolu  (Nigeria)
Participating in the IUFRO International Conference on "Research Priorities in Tropical Silvicuture: Towards New Paradigms" in Montpellier, France
Mr. Ali, Salissou     (Togo)
Carrying out Ph.D. Research on "The Dynamics of Stands of Tectona grandis (LF) in Plantations in the Ecological Zones in Togo" at the Bircham International University (Distance Learning) in Madrid, Spain
Ms. Andeme Ondo, Hortense     (Gabon)
Undertaking a Program in Engineering of Water and Forests at Rural Polytechnic Institute of Training and Applied Research in Katibougou, Mali
Ms. Barbosa Herrera, Adriana Paola    (Colombia)
Undertaking a Short Training Course on “Fundamentals of Geoprocessing” at SELPER in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mr. Bhatt, Bharat Prashad    (Nepal)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Watershed Management at the Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University in  Pokhara, Nepal
Mr. Chaudhary, Dinesh Prasad    (Nepal)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Natural Resources Management and Rural Development at the Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University in Pokhara, Nepal
Mr. Chhem, Leang Song     (Cambodia)
Undertaking a Short Course on "Governance for Forests, Nature and People" at Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation in Bogor, Indonesia
Ms. Ferreira, Mônica Sousa    (Brazil)
Undertaking a Training Internship in “LIDAR and Airborne Laser Scanning Methods (ALS) Applied to Forest Inventory, Operations and Forest Management Modelling” at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland
Ms. Gyabaah, Grace     (Ghana)
Completing a Masters Thesis on "Carbon Sequestration in Different Land-Use Systems in A Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest" at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana
Dr. Kouadio, Kouassi     (Côte d'Ivoire)
Preparing a Document on "Contribution to the Study of the Effects of Sunlight on the Germination and Growth of Some Local Species Commonly Exploited to Promote Their Sustainability"
Ms. Loayza Cabezas, Sophia Cristina    (Ecuador)
Participating in “the XXIII International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Natural Tropical Forests” at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Dr. López Castañeda, Arelia Jacive    (Mexico)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Biology at the University of Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Canada
Mr. Mavah, Germain Aimé    (Congo, Rep.)
Undertaking a Ph.D. Program in “Interdisciplinary Ecology” at the University of Florida in Gainesville, U.S.A.
Ms. Mbosso Mafomekiet Fouedjo, Philomène Charlie    (Cameroon)
Carrying Out Ph.D Research on Renewable Resources at the University of Ghent in Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Mohamed, Azmy    (Malaysia)
Undertaking a Study Tour and Mobility Activity between the University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor in Malaysia  and the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Ms. Mokake, Seraphine Ebenye    (Cameroon)
Carrying Out Ph.D. Research on "Evaluation of Stand Dynamics Following Selective Logging in Some Forest Concessions in the East Region of Cameroon" at University of Buea  and ANAFOR in Cameroon
Mr. Nalvarte Armas, Jaime Guillermo    (Peru)
Participating in the International Workshop on “Community Forestry and REDD Process” at the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada
Mr. Paul, Geo Basil    (India)
Undertaking a Masters Program in Forestry with specialization in Forest Management and Utilization at Kerala Agricultural University in Kerala, India
Mr. Pereki, Hodabalo    (Togo)
Carrying out Ph.D. Research on "Contribution to the Management of Dry Forests Dense Anogeissus leiocarpus (DC) Guill. & Perr. (Combretaceae) in the Wildlife Reserve Abdoulaye Togo"  at the University of Lome in Lome, Togo
Mr. Piñon, Albert Arvisu    (Philippines)
Completing a Masters Thesis on "Phenotypic and Genetic Characterization to Evaluate the Performance of E. deglupta x pellita Blume, F. Muell hybrids in Northern Mindanao, Philippines" at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños in Laguna, Philippines
Mr. Rivera Martin, Luis Eduardo    (Colombia)
Preparing a Document on "Ecology and Silviculture of Amazonian Useful Species:of Timbers:  Abarco (Cariniana micrantha Ducke), Violeta (Peltogyne paniculata Benth) and Quinilla (Manilkara bidentata A. DC. A. Chef) "
Ms. Sari, Ritta Kartika    (Indonesia)
Carrying out Ph.D. Research on "Investigation of the Novel Anticancer Substances Originated From Indonesian Woods in Community Forest" at Bogor Agricultural University in Bogor, Indonesia
Ms. Thwe, Thwe Win    (Myanmar)
Carrying out Masters Research on "Population Genetic Structure of Teak in Myanmar Based on Microsatellites Analysis" at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Tupac Espiritu, Henry Aldo    (Peru)
Participating in the XXIII International Intensive Course on “Diversified Management of Natural Tropical Forests” at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Mr. Wallance, Robert Flomo    (Liberia)
Participating in the Training Course on “Forest Utilization Techniques for Sustainable Development” at the Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability of the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Philippines