Sanny Ramos Jegillos
Practice Coordinator, Regional Disaster Reduction Adviser
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Sanny Jegillos has been the Regional Disaster Reduction Adviser for UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in Thailand since 2012.
Mr. Jegillos has 20 years of experience in risk reduction and recovery in Asia with advanced expertise in community-based disaster risk management. He has developed and conducted international training courses, and managed and coordinated regional projects. He also provides technical advisory services to UNDP Country Offices and International Non-Government Agencies in strategic and programme planning and capacity development in disaster risk management. He has extensive work experience in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.
From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Jegillos was Project Coordinator of the Regional Capacity Building for Sustainable Recovery in Tsunami-Affected Countries in the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. He contributed to the UN’s flagship publication entitled the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2009 and 2011. He also developed the Primer for Capacity Development in Disaster Risk Reduction (2011) and partnered with IOC-UNESCO to develop the Guidelines for Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation (2009) adopted by 28 member countries. Additionally, he helped develop the Regional Standard Operating Procedures for tsunami early warning in the Indian Ocean (2009).
Prior to working for the UNDP, Mr. Jegillos was a principal partner and training director on disaster risk management at the International Institute for Disaster Risk Management, in the Philippines between 1998 and 2005.
Between 1992 and 1998 Mr. Jegillos was senior manager and course director at the Asian Institute of Technology/Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.
Mr. Jegillos holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management from the Charles Sturt University, Australia and a BS in Management and Industrial Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology, the Philippines.