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Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor of Malmö, Sweden

The 2023 World Mayor Prize and Awards will be conferred on mayors who have demonstrated that by listening to and working closely with the citizens of their own communities as well as by forming partnerships and friendships with towns and cities at home and across borders, cities can succeed where nations struggle. Mayors shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize have been commended for their humanity, local leadership and their ability to bring people together.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö, Sweden, is shortlisted for the 2023 World Mayor Prize and Awards

Commendations for
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor of Malmö, Sweden

Commended by Vanessa M., Malmö
I vote for Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh due to the immense work she has done to combat antisemitism and lift Jewish life and culture in the city of Malmö. Also, her work for social sustainability alongside eco- and environmental sustainability. Warm regards

Commended by A. R., Malmö
Malmö has, under the leadership of Ms Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, positioned itself as a beacon of hope for people and movements who oppose extremism. At a time when many  political leaders seem to compete with each other on being isolationistic and xenophobic, Ms Stjernfeldt Jammeh stresses the importance of openness, co-operation and sees Malmö’s population with roots in more than 180 different countries as a big asset.

Since attending office in 2013 Ms Stjernfeldt Jammeh has dealt with numerous crisis (migration crisis in 2015-2016 and the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-2022) without loosing the strategic sight on building a greener, fairer and stronger Malmö for all.

During the past years Ms Stjernfeldt Jammeh has worked hard, together with her counterpart in Copenhagen, to make sure that the national level’s in Sweden and Denmark give a green light to Europe’s first international metro-line, the Öresund Metro, which would seamlessly connect Malmö and Copenhagen through fast and frequent green transportation. And as Vice President for the global network ICLEI, she is a strong advocate for cities leading the way to a green transition which is inclusive and fair. 

Commended by Annja J., Copenhagen
The cities of Copenhagen and Malmö are demonstrating European partnership at its best. On a daily basis, residents of both cities are travelling in both directions to work and spend leisure time. Sometimes it feels as if Copenhagen and Malmö were one city separated by the Öresund but certainly not by a national border.

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Winners of the World Mayor Prize since 2004: Edi Rama, Tirana (2004); Dora Bakoyannis, Athens (2005); John So, Melbourne (2006); Helen Zille, Cape Town (2008); Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City (2010); Iñaki Azkuna, Bilbao (2012); Naheed Nenshi, Calgary (2014); Bart Somers, Mechelen (2016); Valeria Mancinelli, Ancona (2018); Ahmed Aboutaleb, Rotterdam (2021); Philippe Rio, Grigny (2021); Elke Kahr, Graz (2023) DETAILS