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Garth Japhet is the founder and chairman of ForGood, a web-based platform that connects people to approved causes so that they can contribute their skills and resources to meet real-time needs. ForGood licenses its platform to facilitate, track, and monitor corporate community engagement. In 2002 Garth established Heartlines, an award-winning media NGO that promotes positive values through film and print stories to tackle society’s big issues. A doctor educated at the University of the Witwatersrand with qualifications in maternal and child health, Garth combined his interests in story and health in 1992 through the establishment of the NGO, Soul City: The Institute for Health and Development Communication. Garth is a Schwab fellow of the World Economic Forum (WEF), a Senior Ashoka fellow, and a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council for social networking. Garth is a Fellow of the tenth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative – South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.