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Constance Elizabeth Swaniker is a master craftsperson, entrepreneur, and educationist. Her
key passions are skills development and job creation for the youth, and in particular females.
She coined and conceptualized the practice of â€œPrecision Qualityâ€, a curriculum aimed at
enhancing technical education and training to meet industry requirements. It combines
practice and theory needed to improve the teaching of TVET.
She had her pre-university education in The Gambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Ghana
where she obtained an undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in 1999. She is a Stanford Seed Fellow. She
chairs the Sector Skills Body of Ghanaâ€™s Commission for TVET on which she is a Board Member.
Constance Swaniker set up her construction firm, Accents & Art (AnA) in 2000. She has
trained numerous university students and craftsmen and women in the informal sector. She
established the Design & Technology Institute (DTI) in 2016 to bridge the academia-industry
divide. DTI, an accredited private TVET institution, runs three courses in Metal Fabrication,
Design Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and has won recognition and funding from the
Mastercard Foundation and SIFA/AUDA.
Constance has exhibited her works in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria) and Europe (Paris) and won
numerous local and international awards. She is a dedicated mother of 2 who aspires to
leave a positive mark on society and inspire the youth to live their dreams no matter the
challenges. Her work can be found in a wide range of upscale homes, offices, and
diplomatic missions both home and abroad.