ITTO Awards Fellowships for Climate-Related Activities

© ITTO June 2009: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) awarded 23 fellowships in June 2009, four of which were awarded to recipients for climate change-related activities, namely: undertaking laboratory training in methods to quantify carbon sequestration in afforestation plantation; and attending courses in forest ecosystem and climate change management, climate change and desertification, and climate change and development.

The fellowships, offered through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund, aim to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. Altogether, fellowship recipients represent 13 different countries and include seven female fellows. [ITTO Press Release]