Gaston Wright

Executive Director

Change.org Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay)

Gaston has extensive experience in social innovations and technology for social change. He worked for 12 years at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. During his tenure at Ashoka he led the global expansion of Changemaker.com, the first platform dedicated to be a broker between social innovators and Fortune 500 Companies and Foundations. He also worked as a consultant for Womanity Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank where he helped launched Nexso.org and managed a large portfolio of social impact initiatives.

In 2013 he started Change.org Argentina, turning the local operation into one of the fastest growing social change platforms in Latin America with more than 8 million users. He is also a Professor in Political Science at Torcuato Di Tella University, IES Abroad Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires University and Del Salvador University.

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Accountability through petitions: Elections 2019

Change.org in Argentina launched a platform to engage candidates ahead of the 2019 election with a set of issue-focused petitions.

The aim? To discover whether there could be a shift to digital accountability if candidates were exposed to local and national petitions, and where those candidates were given the opportunity to answer.