INEPDitude

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I spotted this on Alanna’s twitter feed: the “International Network for Enabling Poverty Development” or the INEPD charity. It’s obvious a heavy dose of parody (although the site looks so much like the typical small-NGO setup, that it took me a few minutes to be sure). It has some wonderful quotes:

Our Inepd coordination systems allow us channel your funds to any emergency that has a high profile in the news.

We are happy to announce that applications are now open for the Humanitarian Couple of the year award

On the 22nd the acting head of the Inepd Public Health Department Shirley de Vries noticed 3 suspected cases of Mexican flu. She immediately quarantined all staff in the Inepd International office including two visitors to the office and subsequently a pizza delivery boy.

It reminds me of a joke that we had in Malawi about the proliferation of useless (and often fraudulent) NGOs – we talked about the NGO TWACIB, which stood for “Two wankers and a computer in Blantyre.”

International Network for Enabling

Poverty Development

5 thoughts on “INEPDitude

  1. Phil H

    October 30, 2009 at 12:41pm

    That’s amazing.

    Kelvin Peterson: Inepd International Executive Director brings a wealth of expreience from the corporate sector. Formally a senior executive with the Royal Bank of Scotland, his results focused and out of the box strategising are helping put Inepd International at the forefront of Poverty Development.

  2. Phil H

    October 30, 2009 at 12:50pm

    The graphs are also something quite special. Genius move to add fundraising costs to fundraising total, and also split expenditure into two different pie charts to make it look like the majority of the money would be spent directly on programmes.

  3. Twinkeltje

    October 30, 2009 at 5:24pm

    haha, what a joke!
    But still, the the Humanitarian Couple of the year idea sounds like loads of fun 🙂

  4. Support TWACIB

    October 31, 2009 at 4:05am

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