Oversight Committee, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Greg Carr received a Masters in public policy from Harvard in 1986. That same year he co-founded Boston Technology, an international telecommunications firm, and served as its chair until 1998.
In 1998 Carr resigned from his for-profit boards and dedicated himself to philanthropic activities. In 1999, he co-founded the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Through research and teaching, the Carr Center seeks to make human rights principles central to the formulation of good public policy in the United States and throughout the world.
Carr has been active in educational projects in his home state of Idaho. Joining family and friends, he co-founded the Museum of Idaho in 2000, a cultural and natural history museum in Idaho Falls that is the largest institution of its kind in the state.
In January of 2008, Carr signed a 20-year agreement (since extended to 35 years) with the Government of Mozambique to restore and co-manage the country's flagship national park, Gorongosa. The Gorongosa management team has reintroduced buffaloes, wildebeests and other species to the ecosystem, planted more than one million trees in the Mt. Gorongosa rainforest, and has created an international Restoration Ecology Science Research Center named the “EO Wilson Laboratory”.
Additionally, the Gorongosa team re-established eco-tourism in the Park, creating local employment and Park income. The Park Human Development Department provides health care, education and agricultural assistance to the local communities living near its borders. Gorongosa conducts after-school programs in fifty primary schools that help keep teen girls in school and out of child marriage.
The Gorongosa Project was featured in the May, 2019 National Geographic Magazine.