Mozambique Stock Exchange (BVM), in partnership with FSDmoc and the National Union of Journalists, promoted a capacity building session on the “Capital Market and Stock Exchange” from May 30 to 31in Maputo, which was aimed at journalists.
The training was part of BVM´s Financial Education Program, which is an instrument for the operationalization of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion 2016-2022, where the promotion of financial literacy is a decisive component towards ensuring the implementation of the financial inclusion objectives in the country.
At the opening of the event, BVM's CEO, Salim Valá, reinforced the role of journalists in the dissemination of information on the capital market, and pointed out that he regards the capacity building of media professionals class as an action with a multiplier effect given that journalists will acquire tools to systematize, describe, analyse and interpret the functioning of the capital market and Stock Exchange, making it possible to reach out to a broader target group that includes, in addition to journalists, business community, accountants and auditors, potential investors, students, doctors, lawyers, engineers, among other social groups.
Furthermore, Salim Valá took the opportunity to urge all Mozambicans to use the services and products that the Capital Market has, and emphasized that all Mozambicans who make savings can use BVM as an investment and capitalization mechanism.
On the other hand, FSDmoc Policy Adviser, Esselina Macome, talked about the importance of a financially inclusive society with access to financial services, having illustrated the current situation of financial inclusion in the country, the main challenges and explained how the use of ICT can increase the impact in the country.
The training allowed journalists to acquire knowledge about the Capital Market and financing and investment alternatives, admission to listing requirements, as well as the functioning of the Central Securities Depository.
More than 30 media journalists based in Maputo attended the event and, at the end of the training, they showed interest in supporting the institution in the dissemination of the stock market information as a way of ensuring the dissemination and popularization of the Capital Market and BVM.
Photos of the event