Fellowships awarded

New Fellowships awarded at the 2021 autumn cycle

Eighteen fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization at the 57th Session of International Tropical Timber Council. The newest group of fellows represents 14 different producer member countries and includes 7 female fellows.  The total amount of the fellowships was US$127,321.

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.

2021 Autumn Cycle Fellowship awardees:

Mr. Alfredo Apaza Ticona (Peru) Participation in Conference, World Forestry Congress 2022, FAO Seoul, Republic of Korea

Ms. Clerica Mucudos (Mozambique) Study Tour, Identification and registration of lesserknown tropical timber species with the potential to substitute the overexploited native species in Mozambique, Mozambique Agrarian Research Institute, Sussundenga, Mozambique

Mr. Marshall Adams (Ghana) Technical Document Preparation, Technical Document for Crafting Awareness on the implementation of European Parliament and the Council’s Regulation proposal concerning ForestRisk Commodities Associated with Deforestation and Forest Degradation in FLEGT VPA Countries, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana

Mr. Charles Albert (Malaysia) Post-Graduate Degree Program, Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Forestry Proposed Research, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Ms. Ulfa Adzkia (Indonesia) Short Training Internship (Attachment), Timtrace internship – Multielement analysis for tracing timber origin using Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), Wageningen University, Gelderland, Wageningen, Netherlands

Mr. Bi Tra Aimé Vroh (Côte d'Ivoire) Post-Graduate Degree Program, Cedrela odorata L., a potentially invasive species in forest plantations in the Téné Gazetted Forest (Côte d’Ivoire), SODEFOR: Forest Development Corporation, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Mr. James Amponsah (Ghana) Post-Graduate Degree Program, PhD Research in Seed Science and Technology (Forest Seeds), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Mr. Achille Lokossou (Benin) Post-Graduate Degree Program, Spatio-temporal dynamics of sacred forests and conservation of threatened timber species in RAMSAR sites 1017 and 1018, Southern Benin, Doctoral School of Agronomic and Water Sciences (EDSA), Abomeycalavi, Benin

Mr. Dicka Kwambe Henock (Cameroon) Post-Graduate Degree Program, Silvicultural treatments in Pericopsis elata Harm plantations: Results ten years after two selective thinning operations (2009-2020), Research Station, Agricultural Research Institute for Development (IRAD)

Mr. Enagnon Bruno Lokonon (Benin) Technical Document Preparation, Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Forest Management in West Africa, Laboratoire de Biomathématiques et d’estimations Forestières, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, AbomeyCalavi, Benin

Mr. Gunawan Simanjuntak (Indonesia) Short Training Course, Geographic Information System (GIS) for Ecosystem Services Measurement, Institute of Research and Community Service/Mulawarman University, Samarinda, Indonesia

Ms. Shiny K S (India) Participation in Conference, Annual conference of The International Research Group on Wood Protection( IRG-WP, IRG-53) to be held in Bled, Slovenia, The International Research Group on Wood Protection, Stockholm, Sweden

Mr. Nyi Lwin Soe (Myanmar) Post-Graduate Degree Program, Master's Degree Programme in Forestry (CBU), University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Ms. Linh Luong (Viet Nam) Technical Document Preparation, Seed propagation guidelines of endangered dipterocarp species, Center for Nature Conservation and Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Ms. Basmatee Mohabeer (Guyana) Short training internship (attachment) and study tours to the PEFC International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ms. Talia Lostaunau (Peru) Technical Document Preparation, Production, publication, and dissemination of a short documentary on forest fires management in Peru, SERFOR, Lima & others, Peru

Ms. Sandra Rodriguez Pineros (Colombia) Participation in Conference, World Forestry Congress 2022, FAO Seoul, Republic of Korea

Mr. Rodrigo Pinto (Brazil) Participation in Conference, XV World Forestry Congress, Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea


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