Caitlin McCaffrie

Expertise: Human rights, transitional justice, forced migration

Caitlin McCaffrie is Program Director for the Indo-Pacific Program, where she leads the team working on forced migration and on energy transition in the Indo-Pacific region. Caitlin has worked at CPD since 2018, primarily working on the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration and more recently helping to establish the broader international program. She has also provided ad hoc support on the Cities and Settlement Initiative, Early Childhood Initiative and criminal justice reform work.

Prior to joining CPD Caitlin spent three years working for non-government organisations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, including the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and Stanford University’s WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice. She holds a Masters of Public Policy and Management degree from the University of Melbourne, and a first class Honours degree in International Studies from the University of Adelaide.


The Thirteenth Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration meeting (ADFM) was delighted to convene its thirteenth
From Crisis to Collaboration: Reflections on ASEAN's protection mechanisms for forced migration is a paper
Displacement from Myanmar: How We Got Here and What More Can Be Done is a
CPD was pleased to convene the seventh meeting of the Regional Peer-Learning Platform on Alternatives
The Third Australia-Indonesia Energy Transition Policy Dialogue meeting was held on 27 October to discuss
The ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF), was held in Bali on 25 August 2023. The

In the media

When there was a refugee crisis to the country’s north in the past, most of the time Australian governments saw it as their problem.
Reforming the Bali Process will provide a genuine forum for Australia and partners to prepare ahead of the next crisis.