James Thuch Madhier
Community Scholar, The Rainmaker Enterprise
James is originally from Tonj, South Sudan, where he lived until age 15 before relocating to Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya during the Sudanese civil war. In 2014, James began at the University of Toronto through the World University Service of Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program. James has been highly involved in international cooperation and transformative social justice work, notably with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), and European Union, where he is celebrated as a burgeoning leader and effective advocate in high-level discussions on trade for inclusive and sustainable growth.
James was the inaugural Global Health and Humanitarianism Intern [SU18] and is pursuing a BA in Peace Conflict and Justice Studies at the University of Toronto.