One map for all stakeholders

Alexander Watson by OpenForests
3 min readJun 28, 2021


WWF has launched Forests Forward, a multi-stakeholder performance-driven impact program using as their presentation and transparency tool.

The goal of the program is to mobilize people, catalyzing actions to address global forest threats and to ensure that the world’s growing demand for wood can be met through sustainable forest management, including a new generation of well-managed plantations.

A large group of various stakeholders, such as companies, organizations, communities, and groups of all shapes and sizes (Participants) undertake a wide range of actions that fall under

  • Improving Forest & Plantations Management
  • Market Shift — Responsible Sourcing
  • Forest-Based Interventions and Investments

Despite the many different types of stakeholders and multiple action areas, it revealed possible to bring all together on one map. The following links and screen-shots provide insights into the structured geobased presentation of this program.

Umbrella landing page

The Forests Forward umbrella landing page provides a quick introduction and write-up of the purpose and scope of an initiative: Who is doing what, where, and when?


Organizations that participate in a program or initiative are listed in a scrollable tab. Clicking on an organization will open the Organization profile.

Check out the participants.

The Organization page provides details about the organization’s engagement and the geolocations (Projects) of the program’s impact areas.

Check out an example organization presentation page.


In this specific case, additional data is presented via an dashboard plugin that pulls data from a third-party database.

Explorer an example organization dashboard.


Projects do have geo-locations that show the area that is impacted by the respective organization and program.

Get in touch if you want to learn more about the possibilities of how to create an umbrella landing page for your initiative.

Originally published at on June 28, 2021.



Alexander Watson by OpenForests

Founder and CEO of Information systems to improve forest management for people and nature.