【ITTO】 Fellowship Programme

A. Case Study Overview

1. Activity/ Project Title:
ITTO Fellowship Programme
2. Themes:
Climate Change, Disaster, Infrastructure, SDGs
3. Summary:  

Offering 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.

4. Sector:
Organization : ITTO, Others
5. Implementation Period:

Since 1989 -

6. Project Site :
All ITTO member countries
7. Stakeholders&Partners:
All ITTO member countries

B. Objective:

8. Objectives:
To promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines.

C. Activities

9. /Activities:

https://www.itto.int/fellowship/

D. Challenges and solutions:

10. Challenges and solutions:

Since its establishment in 1989, the programme has enabled more than 1400 young and mid-career professionals from 50 countries to pursue professional development opportunities and improve their career prospects. In 2021, the International Tropical Timber Council awarded 18 Fellowships to professionals in 14 producer member countries and one consumer member—including seven women, or nearly 40% of awardees—at a total value over USD 127 000.

E. Outcomes and Impacts:

11. Outcomes&Impacts:

An impact assessment of the Fellowship Programme, conducted in summer of 2016, showed that the Fellowship Programme has made significant contributions to human capacity development in ITTO producer member countries. 155 fellows from 28 countries, who completed their fellowship activities between 2010 and 2014, responded to a survey questionnaire. In terms of their contribution to promoting reforestation/forest conservation in their home country, 82% of the respondents answered that they have made very large or moderate contributions. About 88% of the respondents indicated that they have been able to improve the productivity and performance of their home institution by developing new programs or innovative ways of working. 42% indicated that the knowledge and skills acquired through the Fellowship program has helped them to influence national forestry and environmental policy in their home countries. 61% of the respondents indicated that they are currently working on international forestry issues, particularly on climate change and REDD.

F. Budget:

12. Budget:
13. Source:
All ITTO Member Countries