Join us at Water for Peace 2018!
Water and conflict are increasingly becoming interlinked. When conflict hits, infrastructure is the first thing to be destroyed. However, we are not only dealing with destruction from war, but also destruction from climate change. To this challenge, no country on Earth is immune. We need to stand together to respond to this crisis that awaits and has already hit.
Water is life and water is peace. Equitable and sustainable access to water creates a positive cycle. Lack of such access leads to sickness, extreme hunger, displacement, and conflict. This is not an abstract challenge in Canada, where lack of access to clean water has put our Indigenous communities at risk for years in a huge loss to our country. How can a country which hosts some of the greatest freshwater resources on Earth fail to deliver the basic necessity of and fulfill the human right to water? The solution to the global water crisis needs all of us.
The Rainmaker Enterprise has gathered together an incredible line-up of Canadians and individuals to learn, connect, and act on water. Lt. Gen. the Hon. Roméo Dallaire and Dr. James Orbinski have devoted their lives to working on the frontlines of humanitarian crises, where lack of access to water drives conflict and immense human suffering, and as advocates.
Emmanuel Jal survived water scarcity as a child soldier in southern Sudan to become a world-renowned recording artist who advocates for a future of freedom and hope in South Sudan. Our MC Ziya Tong, co-host of the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, is an inspiring environmental activist; Cecilia Adeng advocates for water security in her nation at the highest levels of government as Deputy Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations; and our very own founder, James Madhier, has devoted his life to providing water to build dignity drop by drop in South Sudan and around the world.
These incredible individuals understand the ultimate importance of water for our collective security, and we hope that this issue will be equally important to all Canadians. The Rainmaker Enterprise was in Milan on May 7-10 exhibiting at Seeds&Chips, the world's leading food innovation summit. We were selected as one of 30 leading organizations from around the world focusing on #WaterFirst to create positive cycles that can solve countless related challenges. Now we are ready to welcome all Canadians to join us at Water for Peace 2018 - June 2nd at the Spoke Club (600 King St. W.). Hear inspiring words and uplifting performances, enjoy complementary beverages, foods, and unique silent auction items, and learn what you can do to safeguard the present and future of our single planet Earth. All proceeds are in support of the Rainmaker Enterprise's climate-adaptive water infrastructure igniting positive cycles of health, food security, and peace in war-torn regions. A future of freedom and hope for all is a future that puts #WaterFirst.
To purchase your tickets to Water for Peace, please visit: www.waterforpeace.ca
South Sudan holds the key to solving its hunger crisis. The Rainmaker Enterprise uses solar technology to allow high-value foods to be locally grown, all year round. South Sudan is at a crossroads, and we have a collective responsibility to work together to build a sustainable future.
Six million people in South Sudan are severely food insecure, and the situation will deteriorate in 2018.
Life saving relief has reached millions this year in South Sudan, but the number of people who are severely food insecure more than doubles the number at the same time last year, and the situation is projected to deteriorate.
Food insecurity doesn’t just mean food shortages. It means protracted conflict over scarce resources, families fleeing their homes, skyrocketing prices, and economic stagnation in a region with vast potential. The lack of a reliable water supply is at the core of this problem.
The need to invest in sustainable agriculture has never been greater.
The Rainmaker Enterprise combats food insecurity in South Sudan by providing reliable, sustainable, and scalable water infrastructure. We’re committed to empowering people to achieve zero hunger and zero poverty in the long-term, and to flourish with the security this provides. Investing in agriculture in South Sudan is key to achieving food security, poverty alleviation, and socioeconomic development.
A Story of Resilience
Born into war-torn southern Sudan in 1990, James Thuch Madhier has endured unbelievable struggles: famine, war, forced displacement and poverty. In 2005, James fled southern Sudan, overcoming immense challenges to pursue his education. Resilience has defined James’ story, and resilience is what he sees in the people of South Sudan. James sees talent as universal, and access to opportunity as the differentiating factor for mankind. James has committed his life to building lasting solutions to poverty and food insecurity, tapping into the power of clean energy. In a world where nearly 20 people are forced to flee their homes every minute, addressing systemic causes is crucial. Stand with James in his mission to make migration a choice, not a last resort.
A food secure and climate adaptive world.
To empower communities in South Sudan to achieve lasting food security, with dignity.
Seek Empowering Solutions
Food aid meets only immediate needs, and only the needs of some. It is not a sustainable solution. Our solution brings the infrastructure and opportunity for populations to grow in their communities - immediately and in the long-term. The agency to provide for oneself is a basic human right. With the power of clean technologies, we provide this agency.
Build for the Future
Rainmaker’s technologies, sourced within the region, are relatively low-cost, efficient, environmentally sustainable and built to last, with high impact for the populations we serve.
We have an intimate knowledge of the region we work in - in fact, it’s our founder’s home. Our community-driven approach uniquely understands the social, cultural, and economic character of South Sudan. Complex challenges require multifaceted solutions, making community involvement central.
Leave No-one Behind
Marginalized populations - women, children, the elderly, the sick and disabled - are especially hard hit by food insecurity and lack of access to water. In boosting local food production and bringing clean water closer to communities, we are focused on the needs of the most vulnerable.
Our model is set to break even within a period of three years, providing a dependable source of income to our farmers and employees, with huge opportunities to grow.
The Rainmaker Enterprise brings together a group of experienced global leaders, technical minds and young visionaries, all united by a single vision. Our team draws from experience in policy, engineering, development economics, and non-profit management, and of course, an intimate knowledge of the region we serve.