Cathy Stephen joined Plan International UK in early 2015 as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Adviser. She provides technical and thought leadership for the design and development of WASH programmes ensuring quality, good practice and innovation. She is also a co-coordinator of the Plan International global WASH network and liaises with the wider WASH sector on advocacy and policy work.
Cathy has worked and lived across many parts of Africa and Asia including 2 years in Liberia working for the Liberia WASH Consortium (managed by Oxfam) and previously in Southern Africa (based in Malawi) for World Vision for their regional WASH learning centre. She has a diploma in Water and Environmental Management and an MSc in Development Studies. She has a passion for hygiene and sanitation behaviour change, gender and equity and capacity building.