Hannah Kabelka MA is a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and education researcher, advisor and learning facilitator dedicated to addressing social injustices and fostering sustainable change for better quality education and improved SRHR for all people. She obtained her master’s degree in education policies for global development from a consortium of four European universities, and her master’s thesis was nominated for the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) thesis award 2018-19.
At KIT, Hannah currently works on SRHR studies and evaluations such as for the SRHR partnership Power to You(th) and the Expert Group for Aid Studies’ (EBA) evaluation of the Swedish HIV response. She is also supporting the SRHR modules as part of KIT’s Master of Public Health-International Course in Health Development, and developing a hybrid learning course on participatory youth-led research methods. She was previously responsible for knowledge management and translation at the SRHR network Share-Net Netherlands.
Before joining KIT, Hannah worked on education and gender policy analysis with the UNESCO IIEP in Buenos Aires and engaged in gender, psychosocial support (PSS) and child protection programming at War Child Holland. She conducted field research on the implementation of sexuality education in the public school system in Colombia and carried out a literature review on school labelling for the University of Amsterdam. In addition to her knowledge of formal education policy and practice, she worked in the non-formal education sector in Austria, Nicaragua and Colombia.
Hannah believes in feminist and rights-based approaches in which the challenges and priorities of those affected are at the core. She is skilled in qualitative and mixed-method approaches, works flexibly and accurately and is a critical thinker who brings a clear and strategic mindset to analyse details while keeping track of the whole picture.