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.
Arresting Deforestation • Clean Water • Economic Opportunity • Education • Environmental Sustainability • Financial Services • Livelihoods • Living Conditions • Post-Secondary Education • Sanitation • Secondary Education • Smallholder Productivity • Sustainable Markets • Water Management • Women's and Girls' Education • Youth Job Skills
North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa