Hannah Rothschild

Knowledge Uptake & Communications

Hannah joined the Bernard van Leer Foundation as Lead, Knowledge Uptake & Communications in May 2020. Her background is a merged expertise in urban policy, multi-stakeholder collaboration and strategic communication.

Previous diverse roles, ranging from environmental start-ups to international organisations, have deepened her belief that creative problem-solving, partnerships and effective evidence-based policies are essential for environmental and social action, especially at the urban level. Pursuing her interest in how policy can improve social equity, she is thrilled to join BvLF and looks forward to deepening her knowledge on early childhood development.

Hannah holds a master’s in Urban Policy and Governance from Sciences Po Paris and a B.Com in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town. Always open to new life adventures, she grew up in South Africa and has lived in Sweden, France and Germany. Now she hopes her combined semi-knowledge of Afrikaans and German will help her to learn Dutch in the Netherlands, the next place she will call home.