Garth Japhet

Garth Japhet is chief executive officer of Heartlines, an organisation that aims to achieve positive social change by promoting lived values, strong relationships and civic action in southern Africa. Trained as a physician with a specialty in maternal/child health, he previously created the pioneering multimedia edutainment platform, Soul City, which now reaches 35 million people in eight southern African countries through entertainment programming, community mobilization and advocacy. He has been a Fulbright scholar, a fellow of the World Economic Forum, a Bishop Tutu Andrew Murray Prize for Media recipient, a member of the World Economic Forums Global agenda council, and a Senior Ashoka fellow.