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Sierra Leone News : BSL to Host International Conference on Financial Sector Stability in Sierra Leone
Jun 30, 2017, 17:02

On Monday 3rd July, 2017, the Bank of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF, with support from FIRST Initiative, will host an International Conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone Staff Recreation Complex, Kingtom, on the theme “Financial Sector Stability in Sierra Leone: The Roadmap”.


The propose of the conference is to provide an overview of the importance of financial stability function in central banks and draw up road map to enhance the financial stability function of the Bank of Sierra Leone. Topics considered for presentation will include prudential regulation and supervision, macro prudential policy and analysis and crisis management framework.


The opening remarks will be delivered by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Momodu Kargbo and the keystone address by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Stevens. The conference will be bringing together experts in the field of financial stability from international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, African Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC West2), and the Central Bank of Nigeria.


Following the end of the conference, a two-week hands-on workshop on stress testing will be held for staff of the BSL. The workshop is aimed at enhancing capacity at BSL for measuring, analyzing and mitigating systemic risks to the financial sector of Sierra Leone.

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