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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poverty Stoplight: Customizing Family Poverty Elimination Plans

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Session Description

The Poverty Stoplight is a measuring tool and practical methodology for poor families to self-diagnose their levels of multidimensional poverty as a first step in developing personalized strategies to overcome deprivations. Using stoplight colors, photos, tablets, and simple software, innovative maps are created to develop individual and community solutions.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Thursday, April 10 SBS, Seminar 8

Session leaders

  • Martin Burt Speaker
    Founder and CEO, Fundacion Paraguaya
    Martin Burt is a social entrepreneur and global leader. As Founder & CEO of Fundacion Paraguaya, an NGO devoted to developing solutions to eliminate poverty, he has become a pioneer in microfinance, youth entrepreneurship, financial literacy and technical vocational methodologies in over 30 countries. He is co-founder of Teach a Man to Fish, an NGO based in London that promotes "education that pays for itself" and is Founder and CEO of Poverty Stoplight, a new poverty measurement and coaching tool that uses technology to allow families to self-diagnose and eliminate multidimensional poverty. Dr. Burt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum and of the Global Foodbanking Network. He holds a PhD from Tulane University and is a Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of California, Irvine. As a public servant, he has served as Chief of Staff to the President of Paraguay, Mayor of Asuncion, and Vice Minister of Commerce.