East Asia-Pacific Region
Stakeholder Forum for coastal communities (Manila, Philippines)
Working with the Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) project through the University of Queensland I was the Graphic Recorder at their annual Stakeholder Forum and Planning Workshop held in Manila, Philippines in February 2016. The CCRES project aims to demonstrate how the conflict between economies, ecosystems and community wellbeing may be resolved using the ecosystem services concept to create a mutually-beneficial relationship between local economies and the natural resources on which they rely (for more information see CCRES).
My role in the Philippines was to capture and convey the key messages, discussions and outcomes from the 3-day Forum with CCRES researchers and coastal stakeholders from the Philippines, Indonesia, the USA and Australia. Here are some of the visual stories and products from this Forum which range from capturing the Plenary talk, researchers presentations, info-graphics and feedback from the project’s strategic review.
Here I am capturing the Plenary talk by Professor Pete Mumby from the University of Queensland (UQ, Australia) entitled “Unlocking the value of coastal ecosystems in the East Asia-Pacific”.
It’s so great to see people really engaging with the visual stories I produce for them! Above are members of the CCRES Technical Steering Committee having some fun ‘pointing out’ aspects of the visual story from the Plenary session.
As part of my graphic recording work at the Stakeholder Forum I also created a number of different visual products including info-graphics and posters which interacted with augmented reality software (the SESAMME app as shown below with a smiling Dr Carl Smith) to help tell the visual story of the CCRES project.
East Asian Seas Congress (Danang, Vietnam)
Working again with the CCRES project I was the Graphic Recorder at the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Danang, Vietnam in November 2015. At this Congress CCRES convened the “Application of Knowledge Management in Scaling up Public and Private Sector Investments in a Blue Economy” Workshop. I graphically recorded each of the nine presentations from this Workshop, which were eagerly accepted by our presenters from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, the USA and Australia.
Here are some of the visual stories from the Knowledge Management Workshop including how Congress presenters and delegates interacted with the visual products – illustrating just how effective this visual approach is in engaging with people.
Testimonial: “Thank you for your great artworks and spirit during the Congress Workshop. Your attention to detail really captured the critical elements of my presentation. I’m going to laminate my poster and share it with my colleagues when I get back home.” EAS Congress presenter
Testimonial: “I was drawn to your colorful and informative posters“, EAS Congress delegates