Lisa Smyth
Wash Programme Manager

Lisa joined Plan Ireland in August 2014 as Community Based Wash Programme Manager. This position also covers projects on behalf of Plan Germany.

Lisa qualified as an architect in 2002 presenting a thesis on community participatory design as part of urban regeneration in the disadvantaged areas in Dublin. She work as an architect for 6 years before becoming involved in development in 2008 as a design consultant for Nurture Africa, an NGO in Uganda.


Lisa Smyth

Lisa joined Plan Ireland in August 2014 as Community Based Wash Programme Manager. This position also covers projects on behalf of Plan Germany.

Lisa qualified as an architect in 2002 presenting a thesis on community participatory design as part of urban regeneration in the disadvantaged areas in Dublin. She work as an architect for 6 years before becoming involved in development in 2008 as a design consultant for Nurture Africa, an NGO in Uganda.

Most recently Lisa spent three and a half years in Haiti as a Reconstruction Programme Manager in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The bulk of that assignment was with the Ministry of Education, to rebuild the 5 large public schools in Port-au-Prince. Other main projects involved urban neighbourhood regeneration as part of multiple NGO collectives to relocate people living in camps into safe housing environments. All these neighbourhood programmes were focused on community engagement and on the provision of vital services such as water, sanitation and waste disposal for the creation of thriving communities.

In her spare time Lisa practices yoga and is a qualified yoga teacher. She can also, at times, be found in the later hours singing jazz.