Asia-Pacific Regional Centre
Phone: +66 2 304 9100
Fax: +66 2 280 2700
Phone: +679 330 0399
Fax: +679 330 1976
Caitlin Wiesen of the United States of America was appointed the Manager of UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in May 2013. She has over 25 years of experience in development, working on issues of poverty reduction, governance, civil society empowerment, gender, sustainable human development, HIV and health.
Ms. Wiesen has held a variety of positions at UNDP. Prior to joining the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, she was the Country Director at UNDP India (2010-2013). She was Regional Practice Leader and Programme Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific on human rights, gender inequality and the human development dimensions of HIV, based in Colombo Sri Lanka. Prior to this, she was Senior Advisor on Poverty and Sustainable Human Development for Africa (1993-1998) and Director, Civil Society Division in the Bureau of Strategic Partnerships (1999-2002). Between 2003 and 2006, Ms. Caitlin was the Senior Advisor and Deputy Director HIV, in the Bureau of Development Policy.
Ms. Wiesen has worked extensively in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, North America and Europe. She holds a Masters in International Finance and Energy Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, United States.