Investor Education has always been a prioritized area of SEBON. SEBON has been conducting investor awareness programs throughout the country through the Investor Education and Financial Literacy Section under the Research Department. Earlier, weekly investor education programs were conducted in SEBON premises regularly. But, due to the COVID restrictions, the programs were conducted in virtual mode. However, SEBON has been continuously providing the resource persons for different investor awareness programs conducted by various market participants and is working to develop a proper framework for financial literacy and investor awareness programs to increase their effectiveness.
SEBON is the associate member of International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) since July 2016. This membership has not only provided SEBON an access to international network of securities market regulators but also reinforced its commitment to be a regulatory body of international standard. As an associate member of IOSCO, SEBON has been actively celebrating World Investor Week organized by IOSCO every year by conducting various investor awareness programs.
Similarly, as per the policies and programs of FY 2075/76, SEBON became the first full member from Nepal of OECD INFE from January 1, 2019. The public institutions who join the OECD INFE as full members play an active role in financial education. This membership has increased SEBON’s commitment and access to the global network. Similarly, SEBON has also been actively participating in Global Money Week organized by OECD INFE every year by organizing various youth oriented financial literacy programs.
The activities of SEBON related to investor education are not limited to certain weeks or events. This is a top priority area of SEBON on continuous basis. Accordingly, SEBON has been publishing various booklets, brochures, and the literacy documents to continuously improve financial literacy in the country.