Published on: August 31, 2023

Project Amber

Project Amber

Why in news? The project is being implemented in collaboration between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Generation India Foundation (GIF) and Amazon Web Services (AWS)


  • Project is providing ‘cloud’ skills training to 1,500 learners and connecting them to employment opportunities, under project AMBER.
  • The initiative has been undertaken under the SANKALP programme of Ministry of Skill development and entrepreneurship with a focus on women to improve gender diversification in the tech industry and underprivileged groups.
  • Learners take part in Amazon web services, a workforce development program for unemployed and underemployed individuals, that covers fundamental AWS cloud skills with practical career tips, including resume writing and interview preparation.

About the project

  • It is the joint initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)  under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Generation India Foundation .
  • The project is Co-funded by MSDE (under the SANKALP program) and private philanthropy to train to train 30,000 youth, 50% of whom will be women.

Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)

  • It was launched on 19th January, 2018 with an implementation period till March, 2023.
  • SANKALP is a World Bank loan assisted scheme with the present agreement between Government of India and the World Bank for $250 million (Rs. 1650 Crore).
  • The releases(disbursement) from the World Bank to Government of India is upon achievement of the agreed Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs).
  • It has three result areas namely (i) Institutional Strengthening at National, State and District level; (ii) Quality Assurance of skill development programmes; and (iii) Inclusion of marginalized population in skill development programmes.