International Tropical Timber Organization Freezailah Fellowship Fund.

International Tropical Timber Organization Freezailah Fellowship Fund.

Applications Deadline: 21 February 2014 

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.

ITTO Fellowship Programme encourages capacity development of women foresters, and has supported 340 women to undertake fellowship activities, accounting for 28 % of the total number of fellowships.


  1. Only nationals of ITTO Member countries are eligible to apply.
  2. Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.
  3. Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees are not eligible to apply for another ITTO Fellowship within two years of receiving the first award and submitting to the Secretariat a final report on the activity for which the award was made.

Eligible activities

  1. Participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours;
  2. Technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as manuals and monographs;
  3. Small grants for post-graduate studies.

Application Procedure:

  • Please download the documents from the ITTO Website: or
  • Request them by e-mail at or by post.
  • Submit a completed application attaching all required documents by e-mail to or
  • By post to the following address:

       ITTO Fellowship Programme
      International Tropical Timber Organization
    Pacifico-Yokohama 5F, 1-1-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku
    Yokohama 220-0012, JAPAN
    Tel: (81-45) 223-1110


Author Bio


Mrs. Yemisi Akibu ( nee Awokoya) is the Chief Executive Officer of Belvyna Global, an agricultural consultancy service firm based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a former Team Member of the Agricultural Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's first generation banks. She holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role agriculture plays in the social, economic, political development of a nation. She holds the view that one of the pillars of stability of a nation food security and this can only be achieved through the holistic development of the agricultural sector. She can be contacted via: or Remember, The Farmer Is King Enjoy my blog

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