Fellowships awarded

New fellowships

44th session of the International Tropical Timber Council

44th session of the International Tropical Timber Council

Twenty-three fellowships were awarded at the 44th session of the International Tropical Timber Council in November 2008. The newest group of fellowship recipients represents 16 different countries and includes seven 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. Alhassan Marshall Adams (Ghana)
Masters Program in Environmental Resource Management at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Mr. Kossi Adjonou (Togo)
Ph.D. Research on "Elaboration of Basis of the Sylviculture in Natural Forests in Togo" at University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Mr. Djetouan Dieudonne Akian (Cote d'Ivoire)
Short Training Programme on "The Strategy for the management of fringe and infiltrated populations,: Case study of the Seguel Gazetted Forest" in SIFCI-Vavoua Timber Company, at Vavoua and Seguela in Cote d'Ivoire
Ms. Danielle Camargo C. Augusto (Brazil)
Masters Research on "Litterfall Dynamics and Nutrient Inputs Under Different Tropical Forest Restoration Strategies" at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Mr. Abraham Baffoe (Ghana)
Masters Research entitled "Implications of Forest Certification on Forest Management and Timber Export Trade in Ghana" at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.
Mr. Waluyo Eko Cahyono (Indonesia)
Environmental Study Master Program at Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
Ms. Aurea Erica Castro Aponte (Peru)
XXI Intensive International Course in Diversified Management and Natural Tropical Forests at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Dr. Nishith Arunbhai Dharaiya (India)
Training Course in "Effective Leadership and Communication Tools for Environmental Management and Conservation" at Smithsonian Institution, Royal Front, U.S.A.
Mr. Michael Ishmael Fofana (Liberia)
International Training Course in "Scaling-up Agroforestry for Livelihood and Sustainable Development" at TREES in the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Philippines
Srta. Paola Gómez García (Mexico) Masters Program in Plant Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ms. Paola Gómez García (Mexico)
Masters Program in Plant Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ms. El El Swe Hlaing (Myanmar)
Masters Research on "Factors for Sustained Community Forest User Groups' Participation in Community Based Forest Management: A Case Study in the Dry Zone Area of Myanmar" at the University of Tokyo, Japan
Ms. Jasni Jasni (Indonesia)
The 6th Conference of the Pacific-Rim Termite Research Group in Kyoto, Japan
Ing. Ditter Horacio Mosquera Andrade (Colombia)
Masters Program in Tropical Agroforestry at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Dr. Robert Timango Ngidlo (Philippines)
International Training Course in "Environmental Management" at Galilee College, Israel
Mr. Chidiebere Ofoegbu (Nigeria)
Masters Program in Forestry at the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mr. Shiv Shanker Panse (India)
Preparation of Document on "Study of Grading Process of Wood Raw Material Used in Different Wood Based Industries in India with Special Emphasis on Wood From Agroforestry"
Mr. Alfredo Portilla (Peru)
Masters Program in Environmental Socioeconomics at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Mr. Mesmin Sebiro (Central African Rep)
Post-Graduate Program at ENEF in Libreville, Gabon
Ms. Cecilia Goncalves Simoes (Brazil)
Ph.D. Research on "How to Best Use Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) Money in the Brazilian Amazon" at the University of Tsukuba, Japan
Mr. Dol Raj Thanet (Nepal)
Masters Program in Forestry at Tribhuvan University , Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal
Ms. Erica Udas (Nepal)
Masters Program in Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation at Greifswald University in Germany
Dr. San Win (Myanmar)
Preparation of Technical Document on "Investigation of Shifting Cultivation Practices Conducted by Different Hill Tribes in Order to Develop Appropriated Agroforestry Practices in Myanmar"
Ms. Prudence Yombiyeni (Gabon)
Study tour on "Wood Decaying Funguses" for the preparation of Ph.D. Research at the Catholic University of Louvain in Louvain, Belgium.