In order to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest urban centres are taking medium- and long-term prevention and response measures. Public spaces and urban equipment of greater agglomeration, such as markets and other businesses considered essential, are priority environments for adaptation.
In this context, UN-Habitat, through the Urban Task Force formed by the central government and municipalities of Mozambique and in coordination with other partners, is providing technical assistance in the field of spatial transformation of markets to the municipality of Maputo as a pilot municipality. In this context, the Urban Task Force has developed the "Guide for Spatial Market Adaptation in the Context of COVID-19 Prevention in Urban Areas of Mozambique", a manual of good practices and applications to guide the effective transformation of markets for COVID-19 prevention in all urban areas. The event seeks to discuss and present to other countries the experience and challenges of implementing market transformation interventions in Mozambique. In addition, it is intended to exchange good practices and collect inputs for future adaptation and implementation of this document in other cities and African contexts.