Evelyn Nkanga Bassey is an architect and environmentalist with a great passion for children and youths in environmental advocacy. She is an advocate of the concept “Catch them young”.
She has been in the practice of architecture since 1984. She served in the public sector, (University of Benin) for fifteen years and from there joined Base Consult and runs the firm as the Managing Partner. Together with a team of young dedicated architects, she has contributed to the built environment with functional and environment friendly building designs.
She is co-founder of COVER (Committee On Vital Environmental Resources) and The Young Environmentalists Network (TYEN), networks that reach school children and create awareness on the ever-present environmental issues. Evelyn is the author of Sickening Waste (1999), a research publication of waste management in Hospitals. Bassey is married and has 3 sons. A Christian, she leads a team of teachers at her church to produce an annual Children Sunday School manual for children.