Martin Burt

Founder and CEO, Fundación Paraguaya

Skoll Awardee


Social entrepreneur from Paraguay currently working on two innovations: the Poverty Stoplight and Financially Self-Sufficient Agricultural Schools. Founder and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya (1985) and Co-Founder Bertoni Conservation Foundation, Mbaracayu Forest Foundation (1988) and Teach A Man To Fish (2005) in the UK. Formerly Chief of Staff to the President of Paraguay, Mayor of Asunción, and Vice Minister of Commerce. BA from University of the Pacific, MA from George Washington University, and currently PhD student at Tulane University in New Orleans. Visiting Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at American University of Nigeria and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Active with Skoll, Schwab, Avina, Synergos, and Eisenhower Foundation.