Daniella Ben-Attar

Representative Israel

Daniella is responsible for developing and implementing a national strategy to improve opportunities for young children and families in Israel through partnerships with government, civil society, business and academia. She also leads on the Foundation’s city-wide initiative for early child development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Daniella brings 25 years of wide-ranging experience in international development, managing social and economic programmes around the world. She has worked as an independent consultant for the World Bank, UN-HABITAT and UNIFEM, as well as corporations and NGOs. Her professional background has focused on designing and leading global, multi-stakeholder initiatives on children and youth in urban development, governance and peacebuilding. She is now applying her experience at the intersection of children and cities to implement the Foundation’s Urban95 strategy in Israel and contribute to its strategic development internationally.

Daniella holds an MA in Political Science and International Relations from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and a BA in Government and International Relations from Clark University, USA. She also holds an Executive Education Certificate from the London School of Economics (LSE Cities) on the governance, planning and design of global cities.