Fellowships awarded

New Fellowships awarded at the 2015 Spring Cycle

Twenty eight fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization in the 2015 Spring Cycle.  The newest group of fellows represent 15 different countries and includes 14 female fellows.  The total amount of the fellowships was US$150,000.

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. Akoto, Dorothy Asare Akoto (Ghana)   Master’s Program in Tropical Forestry and Management at  Dresden University of Technology in Dresden, Germany

Ms. Alcazar Caicedo, Carolina (Colombia)   Technical Guide Book on "Propagation Protocols for Potential Forest Species for Restoration Processes of Tropical Dry Forest in Colombia" at Biodiversity International in Cali, Colombia

Dr. Alves-da-Silva, Dulce (Brazil)   International Course on "Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Policies, Conservation and Use" at Centre for Development Innovation in  Wageningen UR in Wageningen, the Netherlands

Ms. Anwar, Andi Syilviah Fitrahwati (Indonesia)   The 43rd International Forestry Students' Symposium at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Philippines

Ms. Benavides Chavez, Daniela Francisca (Peru)   Advanced Diploma Program in Screen and Media - Screenwriting, Directing & Producing at International Film School in Sydney, Australia

Ms. Bol, Ei Thandar (Myanmar)   Ph.D. Program of the Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan

Mr. Campo Kurmen, Juan Manuel (Colombia)   Master’s Program in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica

Mr. Dossa, Léonce Ogougbé Nounagnon Sourou (Benin)   Ph.D. Research on "State of Biodiversity and Prospects for Sustainable Management of the Forest Reserve of Pénéssoulou (North Benin)" at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, Benin

Mr. Dubey, Pranjal (India)   International Forestry Students' Symposium at the Univeristy of Philippines Los Baños in Los Baños, the Philippines

Mr. Espinosa  Peña, Carlos Enrique (Panama)   Ph.D. Research on "Models of Traditional Territorial Governance in the Darien Region and Its Contribution to the Preservation of Mature Tropical Forest" at the University of Panama in Panama City, Panama

Mr. Gyamfi, Philemon (Ghana)   Master’s Research on "Mycorrhizal Associations: Benefits to Growth of Plants of Economic Importance in the Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve of Ashanti Region in Kwame, Ghana" at Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana

Mr. Kiki, Paul (Benin)   Master's Thesis on "Contribution of Sacred Forest to Conservation Policy of Biodiversity and Timber Supply" at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, Benin

Mr. Kyei, Evans Obeng (Ghana)   Master’s Program in Geo-information Science for Natural Resource Management at University of Twente in Enschende, Netherlands  in Collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana

Ms. Martínez Guevara, Érika Rocío (Mexico)   Master’s Programme in Management of Protected Areas and Ecoregional Development at the University for International Cooperation (UCI) in San José, Costa Rica

Ms. Mucudos, Clerica Lisangela (Mozambique)   Master’s Program in Tropical Forestry at Dresden University of Technology in Tharandt, Germany

Ms. Mukete, Ongie Rose (Cameroon)   International Course in "Adaptive Management of Natural Resources" in Kumasi, Ghana organized by Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR in the Netherlands

Mr. Muñoz Chamba, Luis Fernando (Ecuador)   XXVII International Intensive Course on "Diversified Management of Tropical Natural Forests: The Management and the Challenges of Climate Change" at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica

Ms. Nani, Sunya (India)   43rd International Forestry Students' Symposium at the University of the Philippines Los Banos in Los Banos, Philippine

Mr. Nkwa, Nkembeteck Henry (Cameroon)   Short Training Course on "Application of Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in the Management of Natural Resources" at  Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development in Nairobi, Kenya

Ms. Opoku, Esther Mensah (Ghana)   Master's Program in Silviculture and Forest Management at Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana

Mr. Samsudin, Yusuf Bahtimi (Indonesia)   Master's Thesis on "Bridging the Policy Gap Between National, Provincial and Local Industrial Forest Plantation Development in East Kalimantan, Indonesia" at Michigan State University in East Lansing, U.S.A.

Dr. Shiny, K. S. (India)   International Conference on Wood Science and Engineering (ICWSE 2015) in London, U.K.  And A Short Term Internship at Bio Composite Center, Bangor University in North Wales, U.K.

Mr. Tandoh, Paul Kweku (Ghana)   Master’s Program in Seed Science and Technology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana

Ms. Thakurta, Bhaswati (India)   XIV World Forestry Congress 2015 in Durban, South Africa

Mr. Tiesse, Bi Cyrille (Côte d'Ivoire)   Ph.D. Research on "Contribution of Remote Sensing and GIS for Spatial-Temporal Monitoring of Land Use and Net Erosion in the Mountainous Region of Tonkpi (Man, Cote d’Ivoire)" at Institut National Polytechnique in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire

Ms. Vaz Rodrigues, Gabriela (Brazil)   Ph.D. Program in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland in Maryland, U.S.A.

Mr. Win, San(Myanmar)   Ph.D. Program in Environmental Technology at Kind Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Zimari, Essofa (Togo)   Post-Graduate Program on Cycle of Controllers of Water and Forest at ENEF in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso