The lesson on Financial Security and the Preliminary (university) stage of the III International Financial Security Olympiad were held at the University of Havana site on May 19, in Cuba.
The events were organised by the participants of the International Network AML/CFT Institute: the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring, which is the coordinator of the Olympiad and provider of the organisational and methodological support for the Olympiad, it also coordinates the interaction of educational organisations that are members of the INI.
The lesson and the Olympiad qualifying tests were attended by 70 Cuban students from the University of Havana, the Polytechnic University of Kuhar, the University of International Relations.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Olympiad, addressed the students with words of wishes and support.
Miriam Nicado Garcia, the rector of the University of Havana, expressed in her greeting speech her gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the International Financial Security Olympiad: “We are confident that we will be able to prepare a competitive team. The challenge before us is to compete in the field of financial security with experts from all over the world! And we are proud that Russian experts will train us!”
Fernando Camejo, the General Director of the Cuban FIU, in his greetings to the students, promised to invite the best of them to practice in financial intelligence.
The lesson and the Preliminary stage of the Olympiad for Cuban students were held in the framework of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation. The events that took place became yet another confirmation of the actively developing
cooperation between Russia and Cuba in the field of education and science, including issues of financial security.
In the Financial Security Lesson, Irina Shilina, the ITMCFM Deputy Director, told Cuban students why they need to increase their level of financial security, how to secure their personal data and access to their social media account, why scammers steal digital identity and how to avoid it. Colleagues from the university were given the information about INI projects and the events of the Olympiad.
Then the students solved Olympiad tasks in 4 areas: Economics, Information Security, Law and International Relations.
A team of 10 best students will participate in the Final of the Olympiad in Sirius in October this year.