Asia-Pacific Development & Communication Centre


Asia-Pacific Development & Communication Centre
Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) Bangkok Thailand

Who We Are

ADCC is short for Asia-Pacific Development & Communication Centre, a unit of Dhurakij Pundit University based in Thailand.

We provide short-term capacity-building courses and consultancy services throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Our history

Asia-Pacific Development & Communication Centre (ADCC) was established and founded by Dr. Lertlak Burusphat, a former UN Senior Advisor in 1991 as the academic extension of Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) with the aim to serve the international and local development communities in human resource development and capacity building across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Since then, ADCC has successfully trained thousands of developemnt participants from governments, NGOs, development banks and UN agencies. We have also carried out numerous consultancy services. ADCC is one of the most well-acknowledged resource and training centers in the Asia-Pacific region.


Dr. Lertlak Burusphat, PhD 

ADCC Founder

ADCC is more than a training centre to me.  It is an extension of my UN mission to help support sustainable development. With that, I personally guarantee that you will have quality training and service. You will be engaged in various learning activities and supported by highly-skilled facilitators. 

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Dr. Peter F. Chen, PhD

ADCC Executive Director

ADCC is committed to the capacity-building of individuals and organizations for sustainable development. We bring together dynamic faculty members and staff who have rich and extensive varied expertise in different areas of development and international work experience. This makes our courses unique.

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Below are some of our short-term capacity-building training courses :

  • Results-Based Management/Project Planning & Management (RBM/PPM)

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programmes (MEDP)

  • Communication for Social Development (C4SD)

  • Planning & Management of Health Programmes (PMHP)

Some of the areas that we can provide technical consultancy services include

  • Tailor-made curriculum development and in-country training in Communication for Social Development (C4SD) and Behavior Change Communication (BCC)

  • Study visits or Educational tours to Thailand

  • Organizing and coordinating expert consultations, seminars and workshops

  • Program evaluation

  • Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy Development

Our training participants

We work with professionals in national governments, international NGOs, international development assistance agencies, and UN agencies.

Over the years, our clients and sponsored participants have come from the following international agencies and governments/countries