Fundación Paraguaya was awarded in Davos

During the 50th Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the founder of Fundación Paraguaya, Martín Burt, received an award from HCL Technologies, a global technology company that empowers enterprises worldwide with new technologies. The distinction was granted for the impact, the international trajectory, the innovation, the commitment and efforts of Fundación Paraguaya on its path towards ending poverty.




This distinction, called “Wave Makers”, is recognized for commending leaders and organizations that, with real events, demonstrate results and commitment to various causes globally and is delivered every year during the World Economic Forum. Martín Burt is the first Paraguayan to be part of the winners of this initiative.




The Forum was an opportunity for the Director of Fundación Paraguaya to hold several meetings, including with the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno -a country that is already applying the Poverty Stoplight in rural populations and that will replicate the model of self-sustaining schools in agricultural institutions; Burt also met with Iván Duque, president of Colombia, where he talked about our work with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres; and also had a meeting with Gustavo Montezano, president of the National Development Bank (BNDES), to implement the Poverty Stoplight. Lastly, Martin Burt talked with Cardinal Turkson about an alliance between faith and the private sector to meet the needs of the poor, and he met Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforc, one of the main drivers of technology for a good cause.




During a teleconference that Burt had with more than 50 compatriots interested in this topic, he talked about the importance of participating in this type of instances, where it was surprising for him to be the only representative of our country. “They asked me why the government doesn’t even reply to invitations; and I really don’t have an answer for them. Aspects of global relevance are talked about in this meeting and the network of contacts is impressive, the Government should take its participation more seriously,” he said.

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