Johnny West

Opening data in extractive industries


So, what's the big idea?

Johnny West’s fellowship focus was to bring openness to the extractives industries. His work establishing public understanding of relationships within the oil and mining industries included mapping corporate networks, making publicly available data searchable, building a network of financial modelers in the industry, and starting to map all of the concessions allocated or available across the world.

Johnny West's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Female
Zinab Mohammed Salih
www.theguardian.com/profi...
Male
Rüdiger Trojok
www.bioflux.eu/vision.html
Male
Claudio Agosti
globaleaks.org/
Female
Nisha Thompson
datameet.org/
Male
Simon Redfern
openbankproject.com/en/

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.

2014

Fellow contribution: $15,069.52
Our contribution: $305,803.68
Total funds: $320,873.20

2015

Fellow contribution: $16,549.18
Our contribution: $250,409.15
Total funds: $266,958.33

2016

Fellow contribution: $23,200.34
Our contribution: $313,121.66
Total funds: $336,322.00
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Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
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Total funding to date:
$924,153.53