Lucy Stevens

Head of Cities Fit for People Programme, Practical Action

Lucy leads Practical Action’s change ambition on Cities Fit for People. She has supported Practical Action’s work tackling poverty in urban slum communities since 2002. The programme focuses in particular, on WASH and waste management services with people-centred perspectives. She recently led the production and engagement strategy for a flagship report, ‘Managing our Waste’, putting people back at the heart of waste management planning and solutions. Lucy has had a variety of roles at Practical Action, including recently serving as Acting Director for the Influence and Impact team. She is an experienced manager, leader and influencer with a wide network. She spent 10 years supporting their operational work in multi-country programmes with vulnerable urban communities before joining Practical Action’s policy team in 2012. Her work included leading the production and engagement strategy of their highly influential Poor People’s Energy Outlook.