Stephen Nyagaya

Research Assistant

Stephen is a Research Assistant at Nuvoni Centre for Innovation Research (NCIR), supporting the Urban Development Program. He is an Urban Planner with interests in urban resilience, participatory planning, and environmental management. He is passionate about working with communities in supporting co-production of information, as he previously worked with the urban poor in Kitui’s informal settlements. 

In his former role, he worked as a resilience officer for the ‘City Resilience Strategies Program’ under the State Department of Housing and Urban Development. Formally, he was a Physical planning assistant at the Ministry of Lands and Physical planning. 

Stephen is currently undertaking a Master of Arts in Environmental Policy at the University of Nairobi. 

Projects at Nuvoni  


  • Planning for Inclusive Towns: Community Planning in Kitui Town, Kenya. 

  • Covid-19 Rapid Response: Proposed Guidelines on Planning and Design of Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres, and Long-Term Infrastructural Interventions for The Kenyan Context. 

  • Some Aspects of The History of Human Settlements in Nakuru Town: Pre-Historic to 1932 (Forthcoming).