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 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
CPD has continued its high profile work in Indonesia with our consortium of partners to
The Twelfth Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration meeting (ADFM) was delighted to convene its twelfth
The Centre for Policy Development’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration’s inquiry into
The Second Australia-Indonesia Energy Transition Policy Dialogue meeting was held in Jakarta and online on

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.