In October 2017 the fifth edition of the annual symposium
Why the World Needs Anthropologists
explored how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate
to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

 Top speakers.
Thematic workshops.
Exhibition stands.


Benj Sykes

UK Country Manager and Head of Programme Asset Management in DONG Energy's Offshore Wind Power

Tanja Winther

Associate Professor at Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

Sophie Bouly de Lesdain

Expert Researcher at Electricité de France (EDF)

Veronica Strang

Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University


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This event is a result of DriveGreen: the project to develop a culture-sensitive smartphone app for the promotion of sustainable mobility.

This event is a result of People-Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments: the international project co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme.