Dr. Martin Burt is a social entrepreneur working on two global social innovations: financially self-sufficient agricultural schools and the Poverty Stoplight, a new participatory poverty metric. He is founder and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya, Paraguay’s largest NGO, and co-founder and Board Member of Teach A Man To Fish in the UK. He is visiting professor in social entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Formerly he was elected Mayor of Asunción, and served as Vice Minister of Commerce and Chief of Staff to the President of Paraguay. He earned his PhD from Tulane University Law School.


Fundación Paraguaya and Teach A Man To Fish


Executive Director

Areas of Interest

Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Development, Education, Social Services
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Program Year



Multi-Nation Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States