Ms. Lamia Hatira is a consultant with extensive experience in research, baseline assessments and feasibility studies across the African continent and beyond. Lamia has also worked for CSI's incubator NGO in Nigeria, the Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI), committed to introducing effective and innovative approaches to educating, empowering and inspiring youth and communities in lesser-developed countries. Prior to joining CSI+, Lamia worked at the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research in Tunis. Lamia is a graduate of Seattle University, where she earned degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. Her professional interests lie principally in the fields of sustainable business practices, cross-cultural communication and international development.