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Chris Caruso

1999 Global Fellow
Founder of Human Rights Tech

Chris Caruso 1999 Global Fellow

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Leverage information technology to assist and encourage grassroots anti-poverty initiatives by training organizations to use the Internet to build capacity, create networks of support and broadcast the voices of poor people.


Human Rights Tech is a non-profit organization dedicated to training grassroots community organizers on how to use information technology to promote human rights and end poverty. Human Rights Tech has trained dozens of community organizations, social movements, NGOs, trade unions, and foundations across the United States, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and Thailand.


Christopher Caruso is a Research Analyst at ThoughtWorks, a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. He has been recognized as a pioneer in the grassroots use of the Internet., and has received numerous grants and fellowships for his work combining technology, education, and anti-poverty organizing. Chris received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and M.Phil. from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Chris is a Doctoral Candidate in cultural anthropology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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