Prior to Digital Democracy, Gregor worked in Peru for 7 years as co-founder and co-director of Shinai, a grass-roots non-profit organization, helping communities map their territory and resource use, and set up a community-run environmental monitoring system for Achuar and Quechua communities affected by contamination from oil drilling. Gregor moved to California in 2009 and worked for 4 years as Peru Program Coordinator for Amazon Watch, where he coordinated media campaigns, worked with extractive industry investors and shareholder, developed policy documents, and led a campaign to successfully stop Talisman from drilling for oil in Achuar territory in a remote and biodiverse area of Amazon rainforest in Peru.
Gregor joined Digital Democracy in 2013 and started the toolbuilding and technology program. He is now based in London, UK.
- Technology Preview: Participatory mapping in the Amazon with Mapeo
- OpenStreetMap Without Servers [Part 1]
- [VIDEO] Our Work in Ecuador
- Open Maps for Everyone
- Code with us
- Strengthening Forest Governance with Technology
- We Built A Drone
- Using maps to tell the story of ClearWater's work in Ecuador
- Help the Achuar people defend their rainforest home
- Participatory Mapping for Indigenous Rights
- Our New Website
- Monitoring Illegal Foresty and Mining with Support from Google Earth Outreach