Gaston Wright

Executive Director 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, 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 and managed a large portfolio of social impact initiatives.

In 2013 he started 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 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.