EITI Datathon 2022 Guide

This website documents what participants to the EITI datathon for the energy transition need to know to successfully respond to one of the four proposed scenarios.

What will you find in this guide

Each scenario is documented in its own page with contextual information, links to suggested datasets and tips on how to best approach the scenario. The datathon FAQ is also accessible from this website and will be updated throughout the process. Lastly, you are also able to submit your proposal from this website. So keep the tab open!

Things to keep in mind

Our selection criteria are listed below

Prizes will be awarded to the winners

If you have any questions:

The scenarios


SCENARIO 1: Helping officials decide how to invest government revenues to support long-term development plans in the context of the energy transition.


SCENARIO 2: Empowering citizens to give their voice in the debate around energy transition.


SCENARIO 3: Improving how local populations engage with social spending data to ensure sustainable investments in their communities.


SCENARIO 4: Supporting government officials to understand company disclosures in a context of volatility and uncertainty


Open data lies at the core of the EITI’s mission to promote the open and accountable management of natural resources.

The EITI collects and publishes information from implementing countries through summary data, a standardised and open format which covers financial data, reporting entities, government revenues and project-level data.
By becoming a member of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain–from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when–the EITI Standard.

As the energy transition gains traction, it will have a transformative impact on the extractive industries and global economy. The EITI Standard can play a role in building awareness of how the transition will affect extractive sector activities and revenues and in supporting the responsible and transparent production of minerals that are critical for a sustainable future. The EITI provides data that can help identify and close channels for corruption – not only in mining, oil and gas but increasingly in the renewables sector.

In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.
In many countries, including those where the EITI is implemented, there are barriers to analysis of EITI data being undertaken in a way that can inform public debate on the energy transition. These include:
  • Lack of awareness on available data and how it can be used.
  • Low capacity to analyse and present data in a way that informs policy decisions and public debate.
  • The absence of high-quality analysis and visualisations to serve as models.
  • Lack of awareness of the potential role of EITI data in informing the transition.
EITI is hosting an open call to help address these barriers and generate awareness, understanding and examples of data analysis and visualisation to showcase across EITI implementing countries.
The common thread among EITI Datathon's participants is an interest in exploring extractive industry data through creativity, and a desire to contribute with energy transition actions. All ages, skill levels, and professional backgrounds are welcome.
The EITI will provide datasets that are related to the scenarios and offer mentorship sessions during August 2022. In September, during the 2-day event, mentors will also be available to respond to inquiries from each team.

A panel of judges from the EITI and its partners will decide on the winners from the event.

The top four proposals will have the opportunity to pitch their tool at an EITI event. Additionally, the best proposals will also have the opportunity to take part in a Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) training. More information on the training and the EITI event will be provided at a later date.

The best proposal overall, as voted by the judges, will also have the opportunity to nominate a representative from their team to present their tool at the EITI Global Conference in Dakar, Senegal in June 2023. Depending on the team, more than one representative may be selected. The representative(s) will have the opportunity to attend the three day conference with airfare and accommodation covered by the EITI.
The four scenarios tackle themes around the energy transition such as budgetary forecasting, EITI reporting and awareness raising for the greater public.
Applicants should apply online via an online form available on the Open Call page of the EITI website​. Applicants will be asked to fill the scenario pitch with their initial solution proposal but also a series of questions about their eligibility. Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered for review. Before applying, we recommend that you read this applicants' guide website and review the Application Form.
A maximum of 10 projects will be selected for the Datathon second phase, with mentoring in August and the 2 day event in September.
The participants, having refined their ideas through the mentoring process, will focus on the development of a prototype: writing the content, modelling the data, coding the interface and experimenting with the user experience.
Both students and professionals interested in working with extractive industry data are encouraged to apply. Multiple skills will be appreciated to integrate teams working on different proposals, from designers to developers, journalists and advocacy consultants.
Both individual and group applications will be accepted.

Please note that if your idea is selected but you don't have team members to deliver the solution, we will try to find interested applicants to join you during the team assembling phase, after the selection.

Also, if your idea is not selected but we feel that your skills might be valuable for a team whose idea was selected, we can reach out to you and make a proposal to integrate a new team.
Yes, you can submit one proposal for each scenario.
No, all information provided must be in English.
Once submitted, you cannot change your application because we start immediately with the review.
The open call will be open until August 7, 2022.
  • Relevance to the chosen scenario - 25%
  • Relevance to EITI data - 25%
  • Clarity and feasibility of the proposed solution - 25%
  • Clarity of the user-centric design elements - 15%
  • Ability of the applicant (individual or team) to prototype the solution - 10%


Opening date: July 6th, 2022
Closing date: August 7th, 2022
Q&A Sessions Proposal selection announcement: August 15th, 2022
Team assembling: From August 8th to 19th, 2022
Mentoring phase: From August 22nd to September 9th, 2022
2-day event, prototype and final pitch: September 10th and 11th, 2022
Final results: September 12th, 2022

Submit your proposal

Contact us

You may send an email to eitidatathon@okfn.org.

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