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The Story Tweet by Tweet

Charity Events, Celebrities and Guinea Pigs

The Management Meeting

Kelvin, Travel Sickness and Jet Lag

An Interloper

Aids or HIV or both is a Disease

Detained Shane

Detained Shane Continued

High Street Fundraising

Shane and Shirley

Can Humanitarian Space be Empty

Quarantine

An Inepd Humanitarian Quiz

A bit of Nothing

World Peace

Nothin much again

Time Poor Donors

Child Soldiers

Womens Community Centre

Internatonal Health Quiz

Copenhagen and Cop15

The Winter of Discontent and AprŤs Skiing

Haiti

The Audit

Forward Accountability

The Ballad of Shane and Shirley

Derivatives and LSE MBAs

Marketing Kills

Tweet Funeral

Humanitarian Couple of the Year Awards

 

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Haiti
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just about to go into our crisis meeting for the earthquake. 9:28 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We have had to muster everyone at short notice. Great '@InepdKelvin is back from his extended environmental leave due to Cop15 9:30 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Ok looks like we are ready for the meeting, I am now going to hand over to Gema my PA. 9:33 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Hi everyone. I am Gema '@InepdMercedes PA and I will be live tweeting the Crisis Meeting for the Earthquake at Inepd International HQ. 9:34 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes In the Meeting is '@InepdKelvin the Executive Director, '@InepdMercedes,. Vincent Clarke the Emergencies Manager and Jen from Donor Services. 9:36 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Welcome all and thanks for coming at such short notice. I have spoken to my Executive Director counterparts. 9:38 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: SCF, WV and Oxfam etc. are very concerned with the situation 9:40 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: looks like we may go for a joint appeal. Does Emergencies have some details for us. 9:41 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Hi I am Gema the PA of '@InepdMercedes and will be live tweeting the Inepd Crisis Team Meeting here for the Earthquake. 9:42 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent the emergencies manager is now giving his update. He just trying to find his update in his Inepd Emergencies vest (lot of pockets). 9:44 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: We have the first sitreps from a few agencies in the area but we donít have too much at this stage. 9:44 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Do we have a death toll or estimates on the damage. 9:44 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: It is in the thousands at this stage, a very bad earthquake. 9:46 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Any staff or conatcts in the area. 9:46 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: We have a contact with an ex staff who is on holiday in the area .. he asked if there is any way he could help out 9:46 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Trish from South Asia said she is still in contact with a local partner organisation from 5 years ago. 9:47 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Fantastic news letís get his contact details, is he willing to do some interviews. Has he worked with Emergencies. 9:47 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: I think he would do some interviews and he worked with the emergencies department last year, but..... 9:47 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Thatís great news we have a focal point for the media 9:48 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Can Emergencies generate an initial sitrep and keep us updated over the next 24 hours as more information comes in. 9:48 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Hi everyone I'm Gema live Tweeting our Inepd Crisi Meeting on the Haiti Earthquake for '@InepdMercedes and the Inepd Team 9:49 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: When can ET staff be deployed. 9:49 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: A normal work visa can take a month hopefully the authorities will fast track them, so maybe 10 days. 9:50 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Letís see if they can start an initial reponse, this guy and the partner organisation. Does Marketing have any news. 9:50 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Jen the donor services manager is just getting her update ready. 9:51 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Jen: We have already launched the appeal on the website and we have 365 donations with Euros 98,287 so far coming in. 9:52 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Mercedes and Vincent keep us updated with any developments and we will meet tomorrow same time. Thankyou. 9:53 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes The meeting has just ended I am going to give the tweets back to '@InepdMercedes. Hope you found the Inepd Crisis Meeting illuminating. 9:55 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Thanks Gema. Ok I'm back. Well really moving now on the response. We didn't have anyone to do some press. 9:56 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Now we have our very own media contact in the disaster zone. Better start moving and get some details from Vincent. 9:57 AM 14-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson,Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes His name is Brian and luckily Stacey the administrative assistance from the Emergency Team checked Facebook and saw his message. 10:45 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian is apparently an anthropologist and a nice fun guy and loves a beer. So should be great on radio atleast 10:49 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We also have loads of photograhic material of Brian from his facebook page. 10:50 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I managed to talk to Brian for a minute or two and give him a quick media briefing. Just arranging some radio spots for him this afternoon. 10:51 AM 14-Jan-10
hadeoo   @InepdMercedes Good luck!!! 10:52 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Better go have to go we have a deadline for some institutional funds. We have to get a half page concept note ready in 20 minutes. 10:53 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes It's a pity that Vincent from Emergencies is at lunch other. He might have had some valuable points for the concept note. Oh well next time! 10:54 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes RT '@hadeoo '@InepdMercedes Good luck!!! > The appeal is going really well now we have Brian. 10:57 AM 14-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson,Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @InepdMercedes Great work on the DFID funds. Just send off the concept note. Have a radio spot so won't be able to check it. Great work!! 11:02 AM 14-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @InepdMercedes Keep us updated on our Inepd response. Fantatstic that we have someone on the ground already. 11:04 AM 14-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian has been doing fantastic work. Really great job representing Inepd. Already done quite a bit of radio and some local TV spots. 6:40 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes He is just about to do a commercial radio spot in a few minutes. I thought I would live Tweet brians radio interview for everyone. 6:40 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes If you want to follow Brian's interview about the devestating earthquake tune into 95.8 Capital FM in a few minutes. 6:43 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes The interview with Brian from Haiti is about to start. He is being interviewed by Pam Burrows of Capital FM. Here we go. 6:56 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Pam: This is 95.8 Capital FM. With us on the line from Haiti is Brain Jenkins to discuss the terrible earthquake that struck just 2 days ago 6:56 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Pam: Where were you when the earthquake struck? 6:56 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: I was staying in a hostel in the old centre and was getting dressed to go out. 6:57 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Pam: How would you describe what you have seen today. 6:59 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: It is really a horrific scene and incredibly sad. 6:59 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: The effort is now trying to find people in the rubble and all the medical facilities are completely overloaded. 6:59 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: The death toll is rising. The figure could be more than 50,000 7:00 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hi it's '@InepdMercedes here live tweeting our Inepd International radio interview with Brian from Haiti on the line with Pam from Capital FM 7:01 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Pam: What is the reponse so far? 7:02 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: Well as you can imagine the authorities are overwhelmed. 7:02 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: Most of the international agencies are having a hard time getting their response and assessment teams in. 7:02 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: Inepd International has made contact with one of local partners and we are trying jointly to assess and respond to the situation. 7:03 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Pam: We will let you get back to what must be a daunting task. 7:03 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian: Thanks 7:04 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Wasn't Brian wonderful. He is really doing a great job with our emergency response. 7:05 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @Inepdmercedes Thanks for the talking points on the earthquake. Quite similar to that Pakistan one a while ago. 7:20 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @InepdMercedes How is Brian going with the media interviews. 7:21 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @InepdKelvin Really well he has been keeping to script and the appeal is doing spectacularly well. 7:22 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @Inepdkelvin We have euros 380,000 from the appeal so far and expect a lot coming through after prime time this evening 7:23 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @Inepdkelvin: I will finalise the interview schedules after the crisis meeting. 7:26 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @Inepdkelvin I have to get across town for an HIV/Aids benefit later, they always have good music unlike the environmental benefits 7:28 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin @InepdMercedes let me if there are more interviews scheduled. I'm happy to get out of the Indeginious womens health appeal if needed. 7:29 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @Inepdkelvin I will make sure the radio and TV interview schedules are ready before I leave. 7:29 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just about to go into the crisis meeting. Really interesting developments in the last 24 hrs which has dramaticaly changed our response. 8:32 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Gema my PA will be live tweeting the crisis meeting. Feel really privilidged to be able to give you an inside look at an emergency response. 8:34 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Just about to go into the Inepd International Crisis Meeting on the Haiti Earthquake response. 8:35 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin It has been a really tough 48 hours. All staff have been working non stop to get those donations in. Stillore interviews to do today. 8:36 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Will tweet after meeting '@InepdMercedes will be live tweeting the Crisis Meeting to give you the latest on our Inepd response 8:38 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just handing now over to Gema my personal assistant. She will be live tweeting the Haiti Earthquake Crisis Meeting. 8:42 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hi everyone. I am Gema '@InepdMercedes PA and I will be live tweeting the Crisis Meeting on the Haiti Earthquake Response, 8:44 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes The meeting is just about to start. '@Inepdkelvin, Vincent from Emergencies and Jen from Donor Services are now in their seats. 8:45 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Now '@InepdKelvin is opening the meeting 8:46 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Letís do a quick round and see where we stand, Donor Services, Jen. 8:47 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Jen: We have 621,000 euros so far we are projecting a 3,8 Million euro appeal. Really picked up through today. 8:47 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Comms and Marketing. Can you give an update '@InepdMercedes 8:48 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: We have sent a global mail out and we have print and radio ads running for the next 48 hours. 8:48 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: We feel we have enough TV exposure and will wait another 24 hours before running these ads. 8:49 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Brian was busy yesterday he got two midday and 3 drive time interviews. Also national evening news with Kelvin on the late edition 8:51 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Many requests for Brian throughout today; a very popular young man. 8:51 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Our two press releases have been picked up by 14 national and major city papers with frontpage Inepd mentions. 8:52 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Hi, I'm Gema '@InepdMercedes personal assistant and I'm live tweeting the Inepd International Crisis Meeting on the Haiti Earthquake Response 8:53 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Great Work '@InepdMercedes Now to Emergencies, Vincent. 8:54 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: We have received 500,000 euros from the governments emergency aid as part of our emergency disbursement agreement. 8:55 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: We only have 2 Emergency Team members in the office and are processing their visas. This looks .... 8:56 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: What is the response looking like. 8:56 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Always in the initial stages there is little information 8:57 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: but there will need to be temprary shelter, food, clothing, non food items and ....there is another.. can't remember. 8:57 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Yes there is another thing they need. Probably not as important as the others. Go on Vincent. 8:59 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Brian has contacted the local partner and they have agreed to help however ..... 8:59 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: When is the first relief supplies expected to be received. 9:00 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: We really need to be able to move on a press release showing the donations are having an impact. 9:00 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: We will move on this after the meeting and will try and get some initial funds moving for Brian. 9:01 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Sop that Brian can set up an office and hire a few staff to get the ball rolling and support the partner. 9:01 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Great work all, this is moving really well. 9:02 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes The meeting has now ended. I am now handing back the tweets to '@InepdMercedes. Hope the tweets were interesting for you. 9:03 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Right back in a few minutes. Will have a quick meeting with Programs and Emergencies to get some info on the partner and the response. 9:38 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Really important to get some background for our press releases and web content. 9:39 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We have been doing fine so far with the our BBC sources and AP photos, but would be great to get some unique Inepd content. 9:41 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just had a quick meeting with Trish from Programs, Vincent from Emergencies and Penny from finance. 10:39 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We really need to get some funds to Brian this afternoon before the banks close so we can get the response moving. 10:40 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Really need to see some Inepd logos on some live saving relief supplies in Port au Prince. 10:41 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We wanted to donate directly to the Partner organisation there. 10:43 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes But Trish informed us that when we last worked with them they didn't even have a bank account. 10:43 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Penny from finance came up with the idea of charging Brian's Visa card so we can quickly get cash to start up an office and get things going 10:44 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes There are credit card facilities in the Port au Prince so Brian would be able to access the cash almost immediately. 10:45 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Vincent from Emergencies was pushing hard to make sure Brian had enough cash to get going. He thought 200,000 euros was the minimum. 10:46 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes In the end we agreed that 150,000 euros would be better. 10:48 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes 150,000 euros is within the spend limit for Penny from Finance and Vincent from Emergencies to sign off on. 10:49 AM 15-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Really exciting now that we have an Inepd Response to this terrible earthquake. Will keep you posted. 10:50 AM 15-Jan-10
Shane Thompson
InepdShane Have been released. I am now in the North of the Netherlands. Was dumped on the border with 20 euros. 11:20 AM 15-Jan-10
Shane Thompson
InepdShane I wish I could tell you all about what has happened in the last few weeks while I was incarcerated. But unfortunately I not able to. 11:21 AM 15-Jan-10
Shane Thompson
InepdShane @InepdShirley if you hear this tweet please let me know where you. I am heading to Delta Charlie. I hope your there. 11:21 AM 15-Jan-10
Shane Thompson
InepdShane  @InepdShirley if you hear this tweet please let me know where you. I am heading to Delta Charlie. I hope your there. 11:21 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin @InepdShane Great news on your release. We could use your logistic expertise on our Haiti Earthquake response. 11:23 AM 15-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Already a busy day. Some morning radio and TV interviews. 8:37 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Just spoke to Vincent Clark our Emergencies Manager and Brian is doing a great job in handling the response in Haiti. 8:38 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin We have a great partner organisation with 5 staff who will try and help in any way they can. 8:39 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Brian has the first tranche of 150000 euros to start the response and has already organisaed some suppliers and trucks. 8:40 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin In the next few hours we will have Inepd life saving relief supplies being delivered to some earthquake victims. Fantastic work by the team! 8:41 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin We were so lucky to find a quick solution to get funds into Haiti through Brians Visa Credit Card. Can't beleive Brian is only 22!! 8:42 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin I will be travelling across town in a little while to give a radio interview. I have asked Samantha to live tweet the interview. 8:43 AM 16-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes My New Blog Post: http://twurl.nl/oai55h 9:01 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Ok I am just about to go into the radio interview with Gary Nimbit from 103.7 Mix FM. 9:20 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Samantha will be live tweeting the interview. Thought it a good opportunity to show our Inepd Media Response to the Haiti Earthquake 9:22 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin It's Samantha here. I will live tweeting '@Inepdkelvin 's radio interview on 103.7 Mix FM. They are just about to start. 9:24 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary Nimbit will be interviewing '@InepdKelvin 9:24 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: Youíre on 103.7 Midday at Noon with Gary Nimbit. Terrible images over the last few days. 9:25 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude killing possible up to 100,000 people in Haiti. 9:25 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: With me is the Executive Director of Inepd International, Kelvin Anderson. What news do you have from the impact zone. 9:26 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: Well itís still difficult to get a complete picture of the devastation. 9:26 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: What we do know is there are enormous needs and every second counts to save lives. 9:26 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: Has Inepd been able to assess the situation first hand and mount a response. 9:27 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: As you know Inepd implements programs with our experienced staff but also with our local partner organisations. 9:27 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: This means that we can move quickly with local knowledge to meet the needs of the disaster affected. 9:27 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: We have undertaken initial assessments and making local purchases to deliver our first life saving relief supplies. 9:28 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Hi everyone I am Samantha and I am live tweeting '@InepdKelvin 's radio interview on 103.7 Mix FM with Gary Nimbit. 9:29 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: What are some of the challenges your staff have to face? 9:29 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: There are many barriers slowing down this response and the UN and the governments in the region are doing their best. 9:30 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin kelvin: Security is always a concern and logistic problems in getting the aid in. But we are doing out best. 9:31 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: Do you think this is costing lives. 9:31 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Kelvin: All concerned in this operation are trying to make sure the relief is delivered as fast as possible but it can always be faster. 9:32 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin Gary: Thanks for you time Kelvin. 9:32 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin The interview has just ended. I hope you found my live tweet of '@Inepdkelvin 's interview compelling. 9:33 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
Saamantha for InepdKelvin This is Samantha '@Inepdkelvin 's PA I am now handing the tweets back to '@InepdKelvin Thanks. 9:34 AM 16-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin I am back now. Thanks for following Samantha's live tweets of my radio interview. I will keep you posted on our Inepd Earthquake response. 9:35 AM 16-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @Inepdkelvin Great interview. Will talk to you later when you get back to the office. 9:38 AM 16-Jan-10
Solar Sister
solarafrica  @inepdmercedes Is Chelsea working for you now? This has Inepd written all over it: http://tinyurl.com/ydepfll (HT '@KPMcDonald) 3:41 PM 16-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Trish from the Program Section has put together a Problem Tree for the Haiti Earthquake: http://bit.ly/5fPcKH thought this could be useful. 8:26 AM 17-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes About to go into our Inepd Crisis team meeting. Brian has managed to organise suppliers and partner to deliver life saving relief supplies. 9:58 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Still having trouble getting founds formally through to Haiti. Luckily Brian also has a Mastercard that we have charged up. 9:59 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We now have 500,000 euros to get our initial response moving through Brian's Visa and Matercard. 10:00 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Hi I;m Gema '@InepdMercedes PA. '@InepdKelvin has just arrived. He is now starting the meeting here are the live tweets. 11:45 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Sorry Iím late. Ok we better make a start; letís do a quick round. Donor Services; Jen. 11:46 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Jen: Right so far we have raised $3.1 million and in the last 24 hours we have seen the donations starting drop with less media attention. 11:47 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes kelvin: Marketing and Communications; Mercedes your update. 11:47 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: . We will keep the TV, Radio and Print ads running for 2 more days as we expect little return after that. 11:48 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: We still project the 3.8 million from our appeal & we forecast at 1.2 million from the DEC appeal. 11:49 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Gema here live tweeting the Inepd international Crisis meeting in the Haiti Earthquake. 11:50 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Emergencies, Vincent 11:50 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: There is a lot more access and many agencies are able bring in supplies. 11:51 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Our first relief supplies have gone to the beneficiaries in our target areas. 11:51 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Brian has been able to procure a fair bit of stock and the local partner has been a great help as have been the local suppliers. 11:51 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: We have been able to procure supplies identical to the UN relief goods locally. Unclear why UN is shipping this stuff in. 11:52 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Are there any images of the aid and itís deliveries reaching the beneficiaries. 11:53 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: We need to get some new content on the web. It would also be nice to get some individuals hit by the disaster. 11:53 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: We will need these for the next round of press releases and op-eds. 11:54 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Brian wasnít able to go with deliveries due to security concerns and his media interviews. 11:55 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Other NGOs are starting to catch up and we are really missing the personal stories of the beneficiaries. 11:55 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Ok great work everyone. Have we been able to sort out the funds transfers to Brian. 11:57 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Still a bit of problem there, hopefully will be sorted out soon. 11:58 AM 18-Jan-10
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gussilber  Check out www.inepd.org, a blisteringly-sharp satirical site run by a "poverty development" NGO. At least, I hope it's satirical. 11:59 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: Brian only has a student access visa card so his withdrawal limit is only 300 euris a day. 11:59 AM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: So he has been having trouble paying supplies. He has already purchased 300,000 euros worth of supplies. 12:00 PM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Bit of a concern. How is Brian holding up. 12:01 PM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Vincent: He's doing great. he has received a few death threats but in this context this is pretty normal. 12:02 PM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Kelvin: Great work everyone and will catch up again tomorrow for updates on the Inepd Haiti Earthquake response. 12:03 PM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
Gema for InepdMercedes Meeting just ended. I'm Gema '@InepdMercedes PA just finishing live tweets of the Crisis Meeting & handing the tweets back to '@InepdMercedes 12:04 PM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Back again. Well things really moving on the response. 12:06 PM 18-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Poor Brian getting death threats. Vincent says that's a death threat means you're doing your job well. Vincent said he used to get loads. 12:07 PM 18-Jan-10
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AfroLatino  @InepdMercedes Look up HAARP Project then ask yourself: Are all/most known disasters really actual acts of nature? Then, think Haiti. 8:22 AM 19-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Had to postpone our crisis meeting today. Have not been able to get in contact with Brian in Port au Prince. 1:41 PM 19-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Some of the people at the Hostel helping Brian with the response have not heard from him all day. 1:42 PM 19-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I think the death threats have really shaken him up. If only we could somehow increase his Visa Card limit. 1:44 PM 19-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes The suppliers in Port au Prince were upset that they might have to wait a year for there money. Brian has also said many ATMs aren't working 1:46 PM 19-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes What a day. Still frantic calls to Port au Prince. It looks like Brian has disappeared. 12:19 PM 20-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Brian's friends at Hostel Experience broke into his room and all his belongings have gone. Such a disaster he was great with the media. 12:22 PM 20-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes The finance department is really concerned as they charged up Brians Visa Card with 750,000 euros and part of the money was from DFID. 12:24 PM 20-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I think Brian was a little rattled by the Death threats and given a few days to calm down. 12:25 PM 20-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I'm sure Brian will be back with us in a few days and we can recover the money. A real pity as out Earthquake response was going so well! 12:26 PM 20-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @InepdMercedes Very disturbing news on Brian. Let me know if he turns up especially if in a country with an extradition treaty with the UK. 12:35 PM 20-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Things were going so well with our Earthquake Response. I am very concerned about our Inepd financial situation. 12:36 PM 20-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin If we can't recover the funds from Brian's Visa Card we may be in deep financial trouble especially if DFID finds out. 12:37 PM 20-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin I haven't want to tell the Inepd staff but since the end of last year our financial position has been precarious. 12:38 PM 20-Jan-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin Only a miracle could save Inepd now. If only we could find Brian. Maybe we should start a #FindBrian campaign. 12:39 PM 20-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @InepdKelvin Great idea on the #FindBrian campaign. If any spots a young anthropology type young man please contact us at Inepd. 12:42 PM 20-Jan-10
Evert Bopp
EvertB   @InepdMercedes Thanks for the follow. What NGO do you work for? 5:13 PM 21-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @EvertB I am the Communciations and Marketing Manager for Inepd International http://www.inepd.org 10:49 PM 21-Jan-10
Mark Phillips
Markyphillips  @CSFundraising Sounds like they have been following '@inepdmercedes tweets. http://bit.ly/4tViYI 9:39 AM 22-Jan-10
Seal The Deal 2012
SealTheDeal2012  Is INEPD a satire site? Can't figure it out. Anyone had experience with them? 4:08 PM 24-Jan-10
readithereblog  @SealTheDeal2012 I looked over the Inepd site and I wouldn't trust them. There are numerous misspellings and poorly-worded sentences. 4:18 PM 24-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes RT '@readithereblog: '@SealTheDeal2012 I looked over the Inepd site and I wouldn't trust them.> How dare you!! 8:09 AM 26-Jan-10
Rob Williams
themabiblogion  @InepdMercedes Did you find Brian? 8:17 AM 26-Jan-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @themabiblogion Still no sign of Brian. We are doing all we can to search for him through tracking his facebook status. 10:32 AM 26-Jan-10
Nicole Rodovsky
nrodovsky  Meanwhile, '@InepdMercedes is missing someone in #Haiti... Can anyone help her? 9:50 PM 1-Feb-10
manatrue  @InepdMercedes Hi thanks for the follow. Who is Brian ? Do you know #freegary http://garymckinnon.ning.com/ 8:21 AM 2-Feb-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @nrodovsky Brian finally updated his Facebook status and appears in good health in Brazil. 5:24 PM 2-Feb-10
Nicole Rodovsky
nrodovsky  @InepdMercedes Oh my. 5:24 PM 2-Feb-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Does anyone know if Brazil has an extradition treaty with the UK. If not, if your listening Brian please come home with your Visa Card. 5:25 PM 2-Feb-10
Nicole Rodovsky
nrodovsky  RT '@InepdMercedes: Brian finally updated his Facebook status and appears in good health in Brazil. 5:25 PM 2-Feb-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  RT '@InepdMercedes: Does .anyone know if Brazil has extradition treaty with UK. If not, Brian please come home with your Visa Card. 6:40 PM 2-Feb-10
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tomjd  Crazy story told though '@InepdMercedes twitter account. Apparently their person on the ground in Haiti has absconded w all their relief $. 4:48 PM 3-Feb-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @tomjd This is just not true. Brian did not abscond with all our project funds on his Visa Card. We still have some left!! 2:21 AM 4-Feb-10
B.K. Dawg
BareKnuckleDawg  @InepdMercedes Leave it to you to misspell "inept".... 9:44 AM 4-Feb-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @BareKnuckleDawg There was no Inepd spelling mistake! Not sure what you mean. 3:05 PM 4-Feb-10
B.K. Dawg
BareKnuckleDawg  More irony here than I can stand, I think.. RT '@InepdMercedes "There was no Inepd spelling mistake! Not sure what you mean." 3:27 PM 4-Feb-10
Ian Thorpe
ithorpe  @TalesFromthHood yes of which INEPD is my favourite 11:07 AM 5-Feb-10
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @BareKnuckleDawg Don't really follow you again. I didn't get the connection with Inepd and irony. 4:12 PM 7-Feb-10
B.K. Dawg
BareKnuckleDawg  @InepdMercedes Then why did you RT it ? " I didn't get the connection with Inepd and irony." 8:34 AM 8-Feb-10
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @BareKnuckleDawg '@InepdMercedes is under a lot of pressure with our Inepd Haiti response to DFID! Sure her retweet was accident. 3:47 PM 8-Feb-10
B.K. Dawg
BareKnuckleDawg  @InepdKelvin Well, you know, relax - this is twitter, not a dusty room with a bare light bulb overhead.. RT "Sure her retweet was accident." 3:54 PM 8-Feb-10