Leah Onyango, PhD

Leah completed her BA and MA at the University of Nairobi and her PhD in planning at Maseno University. Since 2003, she has lectured at Maseno University and became the chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in 2011. In addition to her work as a professor and researcher, she serves on the board of Sana International, an NGO that deals with water and sanitation, and the St. Stephen’s Menara Secondary School. She is a researcher and consultant on urban, regional, and agricultural development projects throughout East Africa and has published articles on climate change and agricultural security, gender perspectives on property rights in rural Kenya, and poverty. She has conducted research projects for the World Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and the European Commission.


  • PhD, Maseno University
  • MA, University of Nairobi
  • BA, University of Nairobi
Leah Onyango, PhD

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