Terry Jeggle enjoys working outside the U.S. and credits cross-cultural experiences and travel discoveries as his continuing motivation. He has worked for 30 years in international development, emergency relief assistance, professional training in disaster management and international promotion of hazard and risk reduction activities. He has lived and worked in Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Liberia, Mozambique, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand and Geneva, Switzerland.
With a degree in history and political science, he has undertaken assignments within the non-profit sector, including CARE, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok (where he served as program coordinator before becoming director) and the UN.
Jeggle is currently an independent advisor specializing in international hazards and disaster risk management in Geneva, Switzerland. He freelances in disaster reduction activities throughout the world. In 1999, he was chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of Natural Disaster Management. More recently, he contributed to the book From Crises to Contingencies: A Global Perspective. He has just completed compiling and editing A Global Review of Disaster Reduction – 2002 for the UN.