Fellowships awarded

New fellowships awarded at the 2018 autumn cycle

Twenty-two fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization at the 54th Session of International Tropical Timber Council. The newest group of fellows represents 12 different producer member countries and includes 6 female fellows. The total amount of the fellowships was US$139,563.86

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.

2018 Autumn Cycle Fellowship awardees:
Mr. Akotchiffor Kévin Geoffroy Djotan, Post Graduate Degree study on Productivity loss and economic depreciation due to forest pest attacks on biomaterials of Khaya senegalensis Desr & Juss in the plantations of Benin at Laboratory of Forest Sciences, Abomey Calavi, Benin.
Mr. Oscar Giovani Martinez,  Ph.D. Study in Forestry: The Colombian forest sector model an analysis of forest plantation policy in Colombia at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Ms. Volana Nasolo Rahaingondrahety, Technical document preparation of forest science monograph on the Boeny Region, Madagascar.
Ms. Talía Lostaunau García, Summer Minor in Journalism 2019 program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Mr. Afuge Junior Akame, Study tour on assessment of timber exploitation and exploring ways of efficient use of bi-products (waste products) for community development at the Center for Community Regeneration and Development at the Univeristy of Buea, Cameroon.
Ms. Dillon Raynel Husbands, Ph.D. study on Botany and plant pathology at Purdue University, USA.
Mr. Towanou Houetchegnon, Technical document preparation on Morphological and genetic variability of Prosopis (Prosopis africana) populations in Benin.
Mr. Kokou Amouzou Dety, Master research on the Evaluation of forest ecosystems carbon stocks in protected areas in Togo: case of the Fazao Malfakassa Wildlife Reserve.
Mr. Iboukoun Fidèle Lawin, Ph.D. study on Ethnobotanical, ecological and morphological characterization of Cola millenii K. Schum in Benin at University of Parakou, Benin.
Ms. Daisy Christiane Zambiazi, Ph.D. research on Production and yield of timber in neotropical secondary forests: succession ecology and management at Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Ms. Ana Luiza Violato Espada, Forest Resources and Conservation’s Doctor of Philosophy in Forest resources and conservation degree program at University of Florida, USA.
Mr. Jean Hude Ekindi Moudingo, Biogeoscience and environment Doctoral Programme Unit, Plant Organism Biology and Physiology Laboratory, University of Douala, Cameroon.
Mr. Bayron Alexander Ruiz Blandon, Ph.D. in Biosystems, ecology and management of natural and agricultural resources at University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mr. Imam Budiman, Ph.D. research on Institutional changes of land tenure and its impact on customary forests in outer small island of Indonesia: a case study of East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia.
Mr. Lambok Punguan Sagala, Short training course ‘’Planning and managing tourism in protected areas" at Colorado State University, USA.
Mr. Win Maung Aye, Ph.D. research on Mangrove ecological management of sustainable development and resources conservation: the views from mangroves of Taninthayi region, Myanmar.
Mr. Yan Myo Naing, Ph.D. research on Sustainable management of even-aged forest management of teak plantations in East Bago Mountain Region of Myanmar.
Mr. Efraín Payán Cázares, IV International Course ‘’The restoration of landscapes principles and inclusive tools to lead the transformation’’at CATIE, Costa Rica
Ms. Clerica Mucudos, Lecture/demonstration tour ‘’Build and strengthen the capacity of students to enhance their skills and knowledge base’’ at Manica Higher Polytechnic Institute (ISPM) in Mozambique.
Mr. Raul Vasques Alegria, International intensive course on Diversified management of natural tropical forests: management in the face of climate change and forest landscape restoration challenges at CATIE, Costa Rica
Mr. Pyoabalo Alaba, short-term internship course as part of his Ph.D. for the purpose of carrying out a thesis entitled “Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Pterocarpus erinaceus (Poir) Silviculture inTogo’’.

Mr. Madjouliba Kpabeba, PhD Programme: Master in forestry and environment for natural resource sustainable management, University of Thiès, National Higher Institute of Agriculture (ENSA), Senegal.