Transforming Tech-based Education and Employment in Nepal


Kathmandu, June 2.  Today marked the launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy at the Institute of Engineering (IoE) Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University. Launched by the UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme and Genese Solution, the AWS Academy—coming to Nepal for the first time—will give thousands of students access to globally-recognized upskilling and certification opportunities on various cloud computing disciplines for emerging high-growth job roles. Since 2019, using market-based approaches, UKaid सीप is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and public sector, including Genese Solution, to propel growth of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in priority sectors, including ICT.

Through a virtual engagement hosted together with the IoE, UKaid सीप and Genese Solution brought together diverse leaders and professionals from academic institutions, industries, donors, media, and career aspirants for a forward-looking discussion on expanding, and expediting, ongoing skill-building and job-creation efforts in the country. “UKaid सीप’s partnerships with entities such as Genese Solution are helping create local capacity to integrate artificial intelligence-, cloud computing- and e-mobility solutions that are enhancing productivity and creating new employment opportunities across industries,” explained Baljit Vohra, Team Leader of UKaid सीप.

With support from UKaid सीप, Genese Solution has led a skills development initiative that has successfully expanded adoption of AWS and other cloud-based solutions by industries in Nepal through enhanced capacity of academia and employability of students. Anjani Phuyal, Global Chief Technical Officer of Genese Solution noted, “with Genese’s support, leading enterprises in Nepal such as Sastodeal, Sanima Bank, Citizen Bank, APCA Nepal, Leapfrog and Buddha Air have migrated to the cloud.” Ukaid सीप and Genese’s partnership has strengthened the capacity of 50 partner colleges across Nepal and skilled over 2,100 students in future-proof job roles. 

This migration to cloud solutions by industries in Nepal, and globally, has been expedited in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This equates to the need for increased human capital—to respond to and seize opportunities in an evolving job market that demands more cloud computing expertise, added Lokesh Mehra, Head of Amazon Web Service Academy, South Asia.