Create the setting and environment for your story and allow your audience to freely explore your project via multimedia.

Instead of actively telling the story, you can gather various information and organize them in a multimedia platform or web map like to prepare the setting for your story.

Today, digital media allows forest project information to be linked, compared, analyzed and laid on top of each other in a very creative way. Interactive multimedia platforms support your core story with a new way of storytelling. By exploring a rich set of project information the passive information recipient can become an active project explorer who experiences and learns to anticipate what it means when gold mining damages and harms the livelihood of local farmers.

A common ground of experiences and a better understanding of the local conditions build up connectivity and awareness. Even over large distances, people feel connected through their joint interests, for instance, their interest in successful reforestation efforts.

Take away:

  • Interactive web maps like can help to connect and navigate the content.
  • Instead of actively telling a story in a sequence, with new technology there is the opportunity to create, a virtual setting for your story. Enabling content like blog posts, photos, videos and maps from the project site to be freely explored or used in presentations.

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Founder and CEO, OpenForests. Passioned about finding answers to the burning questions of our time. With our tools, we want to connect people and forests.