The MasterCard Foundation advances microfinance and youth learning to promote financial inclusion and prosperity. Through collaboration with committed partners in more than 45 countries, The MasterCard Foundation is helping people living in poverty to access opportunities to learn and prosper. An independent, private foundation based in Toronto, Canada, The MasterCard Foundation was established through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company’s initial public offering in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org.
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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Peter Gelling will be covering the "Africa's Turn?" conference for GlobalPost:
Peter Gelling is the deputy editor for the Middle East and Africa for GlobalPost. Gelling previously reported from Indonesia from 2004 to 2010 for GlobalPost, the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times. He examined the country’s difficult transition to democracy after 30 years of authoritarian rule, its emerging economy, environmental challenges, and its role as a voice of moderation in the Muslim world. His coverage of Indonesia spanned everything from the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that killed 170,000 people, to the country’s fight against al-Qaeda-linked terrorist networks. Gelling graduated from Indiana University with a degree in history.