Twenty fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization at the 56th Session of International Tropical Timber Council. The newest group of fellows represents 14 different producer member countries and includes 9 female fellows. The total amount of the fellowships was US$144,845.
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.
2020 Autumn Cycle Fellowship awardees:
Mr. Moussa Samarou (Togo), Post-Graduate Degree Program, title of Ph.D dissertation subject: Ethnobotanics, Ecology, Fruit Productivity and Socio-economic Value of Tamarind Trees (Tamarindus indica) in Togo’s Agro-ecological Area I, University of Lome, Togo
Mr. Felipe Veluk Gutierrez (Brazil), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Resources & Conservation, with a concentration in Tropical Conservation & Development, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources & Conservation, Gainesville, U.S.A.
Ms. Melita Low (Australia), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Ph. D in Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Mr. Cristhian Ureña Martinez (Costa Rica), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Professional Master’s Degree in Development and Conservation Practice. CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
Ms. Sri Mulyati (Indonesia), Post-Graduate Degree Program, The fieldwork in Malaka District, Indonesia, to collect primary data for a Ph.D study in Conservation Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K.
Mr. Justin Dossou (Benin), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Technical Potential for Restoring Tropical Forests with Stands of Afzelia africana, Pterocarpus erinaceus and Khaya senegalensis with a view to Addressing Anthropogenic Disturbances in Benin, Post-graduate School of Agricultural Sciences and Water, Parakou University, Parakou, Benin
Mr. Sang Tran (Viet Nam), Post-Graduate Degree Program, International Master Program in Tropical Forestry, Vietnam National University of Forestry, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Mr. Weegie Mulbah (Liberia), Short Training Course, Project Monitoring and Evaluation with Data Management and Analysis course, Foscore Development Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Ms. Sol María Rodríguez (Peru), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Master of Philosophy in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
Ms. Trishla Shaktan (India), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Assessment of Scope for REDD-plus Implementation in Rohru Forest Division of Himachal Pradesh, Forest Research Institute (University Dehradun), Dehradun, India
Mr. Gabriel Zanatta (Brazil), Post-Graduate Degree Program, PhD in Tropical Ecology, Tropical Research Center, University of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico
Mr. Soufianou Arzouma (Benin), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Impacts of Replenishment Trees on the Development Dynamics of the Main Teak Stand in Private and State-owned Plantations in Southern Benin, Post-graduate School of Agricultural Sciences and Water, Parakou University, Parakou, Benin
Ms. Van Dinh (Viet Nam), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Master program in Botany, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Mr. Pedro Sartori (Brazil), Technical Document Preparation / Publication / Dissemination, Partnership between Virginia Tech forest economics department and USP through the NewFor project to establish economic aspects of Forest restoration using exotic species as pioneers in the Brazilian tropical forest restoration process, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
Mr. Julio Salas Rabaza (Mexico), Study Tour, Carbon molecule (CH4 + CO2) flows in the mangrove forests of the Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve (field research trip, 2021), Yucatan Center for Scientific Research, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Ms. Kelly Bocanegra Gonzalez (Colombia), Post-Graduate Degree Program, Ph.D in Cell and Molecular Biology (Plant Sciences), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Mr. Carlos Jeque (Mozambique), Study Tour, Asses forest pratices applied to promote sustainable management of natural forest ecosystems and ensure the communities livelihoods, Mozambique Agrarian Research Institute, Chimoio, Mozambique
Ms. Sara Cerón Aguilera (Mexico), Study Tour, Field trip: Physioecological and anatomical strategies for mature plants and seedlings from Rhizophora mangle L. mangrove forests in the Ría Celestún and Progreso Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan, Yucatan Center for Scientific Research, Merida, Mexico
Ms. Emma Agyapong (Ghana), Technical Document Preparation / Publication / Dissemination, Enhancing community participation through capacity building as a means of promoting sustainable management of community forest and riparian ecosystems within the Black Volta River Basin (BVRB) of Ghana, Emma Baah Agyapong, Kulmasa, Menji and Maluwe, Ghana
Ms. Elizabeth Gusmán Montalván (Ecuador), Technical Document Preparation / Publication / Dissemination, Review and drafting of document: “Spatial dynamics of a dry forest community in Zapotillo County” under the tutorship of Dr. Adrian Escudero, Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Biodiversity and Conservation Research Group, Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), Madrid, Spain
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