Fellowships awarded

New Fellowships

Twenty-three fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Timber Organization in the 2013 Autumn Cycle. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 14 different countries and includes eight female fellows. The total amount of award was US$151,445.

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.

49th Session Fellowship awardees:

Ms. Abdullah, Azlinawati  Abdullah (Malaysia) 
Ph.D. Research on "Environmental Education for Primary School Students in Malaysia and Japan: Knowledge and Awareness of the Forest and Water" at  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Selangor, Malaysia

Mr. Akpona, Hugues Adéloui (Benin) 
Preparation of Technical Document on "Integrated Analysis of the Operation of the Timber and Service in Benin: State, Projections, Prospects and Implications for Sustainable Forest Management"
Mr. Ansah, Kingsley Bekoe (Ghana) 
Manual on "Livelihoods Impact Assessment of the Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement as a Tool to Ensure Social Safeguard of Vulnerable Group in the Timber Sector in Ghana” 
Mr. Afelu, Bareremna (Togo) 
Ph.D. Research on "Forest Ecosystems of Togo: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Fire" at the University of Lome in Lome, Togo
Mr. Boakye, Mickey (Ghana) 
Master's Research on "Coarse Woody Debris in Post Logging Chronosequence at Bobiri Forest Reserve" at Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)/University of Eastern Finland in Kumasi, Ghana
Mr. Dancé, Raúl Javier (Peru) 
Master's Program in Wood Science & Engineering at the Oregon State University in Corvallis, U.S.A.
Mr. Etongo Bau, Daniel (Cameroon) 
Ph.D. Research on "Land Use Dynamics, Environmental Entitlements and Options for Sustainable Forest Management in Southern Burkina Faso" at Helsinki University in Helsinki, Finland
Mr. Garcia del Aguila, Erick Robinson (Peru) 
XXVI International Intensive Course on Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Mr. George, Rajee (India) 
Short Course in "Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Applying System Analysis and Spatial Decision Support Tools" at ITC in University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands
Mr. Ghosh, Abhishek (India)
Master's Program in Forestry at Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University in Dehradun, India
Ms. Gusman, Elizabeth del Carmen (Ecuador) 
Ph.D. Thesis on "Functional Diversity and Phylogenetic Diversity in the Dry Forests of Southern Ecuador" at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain
Mr. Kouame, N'goran Reymond (Côte d'Ivoire) 
Master’s Programme in Remote Sensing and GIS at Centre Universitaire de Recherche d'Application en Télédétection (CURAT) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Mr. Koudegnan, Comlan Mawussi (Togo) 
Ph.D. Research on "Apiculture in the Combat against Climate Change in the Ecological Zone IV of Togo" at the University of Lome in Lome, Togo
Ms. Lazos Ruíz, Adi Estela (Mexico) 
Technical Training in Nursery Management, Intensive Management of Trees and Scientific Dissemination at Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mr. Pariccha, Sanjaya Kumar (India) 
International Course in "Landscape Functions and People: Strategic Approaches for Climate Smart, Sustainable and Productive Landscapes" in Bangkok, Thailand organized by Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, the Netherlands
Ms. Plata Fajardo, Ana Milena (Colombia)  
Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificate Program at the University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.
Ms. Ramírez Pérez, Mariana (Mexico)  
Participation in the 14th World Conference on Timber Engineering  and Study Visit to FPI Innovations and Laval University in Quebec, Canada
Mr. Tahnur, Muhammad (Indonesia)  
Master's Research on "Marketing Strategy of Molding Product by Using Raw Materials of People Forest" at Hasanuddin University of Makassar in Makassar, Indonesia
Ms. Tchana Nyabeu, Nadege Mariette (Cameroon)  
Master's  Research on "Domestication, Integrated Management and Study Program of Production and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Product Neglected for Multiple Usage: Case of Tetracarpidium conophorum, Euphorbiaceae (Müll. Arg) Hutch & Dalz in the Village Production Systems in Cameroon" at Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences in Yaounde, Cameroon
Mr. Teshwar, Ankush (India) 
Master's Program in Forestry at Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University in Dehradun, India
Mr. Tieyiri, Joseph Vii-kpenibe (Ghana) 
Master's Program in Bio-Economy and Natural Resources & Executive Master's Program in Business Administration at Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)/University of Eastern Finland in Kumasi, Ghana

Ms. Xicay Franco, Onelia Rosa María (Guatemala) 
Master’s Program in Integrated Management of Watershed at CATIE in Turiallba, Costa Rica
Mr. Zung, Ting (Myanmar) 
Master's Research on "A Study of the Impacts of Shifting Cultivation on the Environment and Local people in Kachin State, Myanmar" at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan