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Open call - Datathon: Innovative solutions for a data-driven energy transition

EITI is hosting a datathon to encourage innovation in the use of public data in planning for the energy transition.

Closing date


Application: Apply here (English only).

Languages: The datathon will be held in English. All application materials must also be submitted in English.

Supporting documents: See the application guide. More information about the call is available in French, Spanish and Russian


EITI data represents a resource and an opportunity for data-driven solutions to tackle the energy transition, a key climate change issue. However, the potential of this data remains untapped. Partnered with the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) and Thibi, this datathon aims to provide innovative solutions and tools to support a transparent energy transition. Funding for the datathon has been made possible by USAID.

The datathon is structured as a design challenge: Each participant will be given a dataset, with the focus on producing a solution that matches one of the four scenarios. Each scenario has been written to match the current needs of EITI stakeholders, allowing applicants to work on prototypes that could make a real impact in the field of energy transition. Our team is available to match skills for applicants who are missing team members to work on their prototype. Additionally, mentors will be available before the final event to share their expertise on the scenarios, the data and/or technical challenges. Helpers will be available during the event to address any last minute challenges.

The two-day event will be from 10-11 September 2022. Participating teams will be selected through an open call for proposals and engaged in using data to find an innovative solution for one of four energy transition scenarios. Prizes will be awarded to the teams who come up with the best tool during the event.

Do you have data, design or development skills? The open call will close on 7 August, and the selected teams announced by 15 August 2022.

Who should apply?

Participants should have an interest in exploring extractive industry data through creativity, and a desire to contribute with energy transition actions. All ages, skill levels, nationalities and professional backgrounds are welcome. Applications must be submitted in English.

Timeline and deadlines 

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

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: Helping empower citizens to give their voice in the debate around energy transition.
  • Scenario 3: Helping improve 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.


About EITI

We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector. 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. 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.