Mayor of Malmö, Sweden
Katrin is a politician of the Social Democratic Party who has been the Mayor of the City of Malmö, Swedens third largest city, since 1 July 2013. She is the first woman to hold the office in Malmö. She brings to this position a wealth of experience and has during her time as a politician consistently worked towards making sure that Malmö becomes a city where people of all origin and background can feel welcome and prosper.
Katrin has a long past as a politician in Malmö, previously in charge of healthcare, school and education and as well welfare and security issues. Trained as a Political Scientist at Lund University, Katrin has previously also worked as a communication consultant as well as a writer for a newspaper during several years.
In 2008 Katrin was instrumental in appointing a commission in Malmö, commonly known as the “Malmökommissionen” (The Malmö Commission), with the goal of finding ways to decrease health disparities among residents of Malmö.
The Malmö Commission was inspired by the United Nations Commission ‘Closing the Gap’ which was led by Sir Michael Marmot. The UN Commission was created to gather information on what could be done to promote health equity, and how to build a movement to achieve this goal. Sir Michael Marmot is also linked to The Malmö Commission’s work, which is one of the first local commissions of its kind anywhere in the world.
In 2010 The Malmö Commission began its work and in 2013 the final report was presented. Almost 2000 people, including policy makers, civil servants, public officials, residents of Malmö etc., were engaged in the important work of creating The Malmö Commission. They were led by independent researchers without any political affiliations
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh will be sharing the story with you of the “Malmökommissionen”, what initiated it, some of its results, and how to move forward the very important findings that will further make Malmö a great city to live in for its citizens.