Posted on 20 October 2016
WWF-Education For Nature (EFN) Programme awarded 2016 fellowships to three Myanmar students on 18th September at Taw Win Garden Hotel, Yangon.
WWF-Education For Nature (EFN) Programme awarded 2016 fellowships to three Myanmar students on 18th September at Taw Win Garden Hotel, Yangon. Two Myanmar students who received fellowship awards in 2015 also joined the event.
Around 100 people applied for this year's EFN fellowships and a panel of experts from WWF-Myanmar and WWF-US assessed and shortlisted 18 applicants. Details of the shortlisted applicants were then passed to a panel of well-known external experts from Myanmar’s environmental conservation field who made the final decision.
"This year's applicants are outstanding," said Thiha Oo, Capacity Building Coordinator, WWF-Myanmar. “It was a tough time for us to choose three fellows out of them. I hope we will afford to support more fellows in coming years.”
Among this year's fellows, Win Maung Aye will join a Doctoral course on Tropical Forest Ecology and Management and is planning to do an ecological study on structures and functions of mangroves and future trends for development of sustainable mangroves ecosystem management in Myanmar’s Taninthayi Region.
Thuzar Aung will pursue her Master of Science course in Environment Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany and Myat Thu Kyaw will join Asian Institute of Technology's MSc course on Environment Engineering and Management in Thailand.
According to EFN Fellowship programme’s specification, all of them have to begin their studies within a year.