KilionNyambuga is the Data and Planning manager for Slum Dwellers International Kenya (SDI Kenya). His role focuses on ensuring that the planning and land advocacy work of the Kenyan federation of slum dwellers, Muungano wa Wanavijiji, and its professional support organs, Akiba Mashinani Trust and SDI Kenya, is strengthened by accurate data on informal settlements. A large part of his current work is with Nairobi City County government and the residents of Mukuru slum belt, Nairobi, to help develop an community-driven Integrated Development Plan for the area—the implementation of which will address the unique development challenges and opportunities faced by the 100,000 households living in the settlement.
Since joining SDI Kenya in 2013, Kilion has also supported the global SDI network, which includes 17 African countries, in a groundbreaking transition from analogue to digital collection and management of data on informal settlements. He has been involved in peer learning exchanges—SDI’s primary method of knowledge transfer—for both community members and professional support staff, in 17 Kenyan cities as well as internationally in Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Kilion is a graduate in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi.