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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 Après 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

 

 

 

           

The Management Meeting
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InepdMercedes live tweets to from our Inepd International management meeting to start in a 10 minutes. Hope you will join us. 9:19 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Thought I would tweet through our Senior Management meeting here at Inepd. People are often interested to know how the discusions play out. 9:25 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Just starting the meeting now. Catering is Gourmet sandwiches from Dante's Cafe. They do a great grilled taleggio and tomato sandwich. 9:26 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Now what is everyone wearing? Evonne(Programs) has a beautiful emerald salwar kameez with embroided flat sandles and a filigri bracelets. 9:29 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vincent(Emergencies Director) is wearing knee socks, sandles and possibly and Inepd(letters washed out) T-Shirt from 1995. 9:30 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes over his shirt he Vincent has a white(?) heavily stained Inepd waistcoat with 20-30 empty pockets. He is alreadystuck into the sandwiches. 9:31 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vicky(HR) is wearing a scarlet double breasted jacket with matching skirt cut to the knee and kitten heels. 9:32 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin the Executive Director is wearing a collarless oyster silk dress shirt with a deep choclate Armani. 9:33 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Quick updates from all the managers. Vincent from Emergencies first. 9:34 AM 5-Aug-09
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alanna_shaikh  @InepdMercedes I think I love you. 9:35 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes '@alanna_shaikh Thanks so much we have plenty of openings here at Inepd if your interested. 9:37 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vincent(Emergencies) says it has been a quiet week not many emergencies so have been working a lot on disaster preparedeness. 9:35 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Human Resources next. Vicky gives lots of security updates, didn't know we worked in these places. 9:36 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vincent confirms we don't work in these places either but still good to know. Relief register still going strong lots of great people. 9:38 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin our execuitive director gives us an update on his last field visit to Cambodia. 9:38 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin had a great time and was really inspired by the Inepd team out there. 9:39 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Programs Director Evonne said Real Time End of Program Evaluations in lead up to South Asia Poverty Development workshop went really well. 9:41 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Here I go Markeing and communciations. Update on our Inepd Campaigns with Attitude or Inepditude Campaigns. 9:42 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Each campaign launch has talk and discussion. Here are the launches coming up. 9:42 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Campaign Launch 1: "Poverty Development not just a slogan" 6/8 5PM, The Wellesley, Waterloo Station 9:43 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Campaign Launch 3: "Climate Change not in our Lifetime!" 18/8 5PM, The Wellesley, Waterloo Station. 9:45 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Campaign Launch 4: "HIV or Aids is a Disease" has been postponed till next week due to the unavailability of Phil Collins this week. 9:46 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes International Launch dates we still have to confirm but most likely taking place in New York and Nairobi. 9:46 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Still me: We are also now developing the Christmas Gift products. 9:48 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes We will have along with the gift cards for a friend that really go to a poor person also E-Cards. 9:48 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes We expect the E-Cards to be a great success even less effort required than a normal present. 9:48 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin nows starts with the agenda points. Item 1: Reduced Income and Program Cuts. 9:50 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vincent offers a cut to the Emergency budget. Since the economic crisis the E-Team has been responding to every second emergency. 9:52 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vincent feels that because of the extra breathing space the E-Team is more relaxed and more effective when they eventually do respond. 9:52 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes He also said that we can save a lot of travel costs by supporting Inepd affiliates and keeping the 10% administration costs instead of responding ourselves. 9:52 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Evonne goes next. She feels that the lives of the poor come first and if anywhere should be cut then the headquarters should feel the pain. 9:54 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Evonne(programs) actually got a bit emotional and went a bit pink. Not a good look with an emerald salwar kameez. 9:55 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin asks what is the largest department. Vicky(HR) says Programs then HR. 9:55 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Evonne calmer now adds that if any program has to be cut the South American could be cut due to questions over their effectiveness. 9:57 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Hold on a second!!!!! I am going to respond here and give the tweet over to Samantha. 9:58 AM 5-Aug-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Forgot to mention her before she is Kelvins PA and minute taker. Nice girl very enthusiastic Intern. 9:58 AM 5-Aug-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Hi everyone I'm Samantha. Mercedes asked me to Tweet for a few minutes it's the first time I have tweeted and I am really looking forward t 9:59 AM 5-Aug-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes My first tweet, no second. Mercedes points out that the guinea pig christmas gifts brought in 30% of our total income last year. 10:00 AM 5-Aug-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes She says that if we had added the llamas like she insisted we would have had an additional 15% income. 10:01 AM 5-Aug-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes makes an impassioned plea for the poor Bolivian and Peruvian children that could go hungry at night if the program closes. 10:02 AM 5-Aug-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Now giving the tweets back to Mercedes, See you. 10:03 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Hoi back again. 10:03 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Very robust discussion the South American program has been saved. 10:03 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vincent's suggestions taken on board and will channell more funds to affiliates with some more belt tightening for the field programs. 10:04 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes One more item: Climate Change Program and Marketing links 10:05 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin asks if we can add a Climate Change Christmas gift. 10:05 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Vicky(HR) suggests a Coral Atoll. 10:06 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Evonne suggests Kirribatti and Tuvalu 10:06 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes I say that we had looked at this but there maybe some legal implications in selling the islands as cards and e-cards. 10:06 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Kelvin asks if we have programs there. Evonne thinks not. She will check. 10:07 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes I suggest just selling generic no-name atolls. 10:07 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Agreed, Kelvin asks Evonne to find some pacific type program to attach the atolls to for next week. 10:08 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Well that's it, fairly typical meeting and some good results today. 10:09 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Now off to our Management lunch at Decadence just around the corner. Vincent finishes the last sandwich. 10:09 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Thanks for following Inepd again. We will have our "Aids or HIV or Both is a Disease" charity benefit next week and will be live tweeting. 10:12 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Oh!!! by the way here our Christmas E-cards if you want to try one out. http://inepd.org/sendcard/ 10:12 AM 5-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Great News!! Looks like we have a film based on Inepd International in production in  the fall. Working title "Green Light" with Phil Collins. 5:14 PM 6-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Plot is plucky development worker saves village from starvation through mainstreaming gender. 5:15 PM 6-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes Phil Collins will play the at first sceptical country manager and Tyra Banks as the young(ish) Inepd field worker. 5:16 PM 6-Aug-09
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TalesFromHood  @InepdMercedes when's the film out? 8:10 PM 6-Aug-09
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InepdMercedes @TalesFromthHood Hopefully for Cannes next year. We are hoping that Phil and Tyra can master the French and Swahili by December. 8:25 PM 6-Aug-09
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TalesFromHood  @InepdMercedes outstanding! 9:37 PM 6-Aug-09