Our staff is what makes EIA so special and unique. Developing the capacity of indigenous engineers and professionals is a central part of our mission, so we focus on hiring and promoting local staff instead of relying on expatriates like many other NGOs do. Having staff members that are from the region, speak the languages, and are part of the culture ensures that we are better able to understand community needs and to communicate with them more effectively. Many of our staff members have attained or are pursuing advanced degrees and we are very proud of each of their many accomplishments.