Asia-Pacific Development & Communication Centre


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

Message from the ADCC Founder




Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting us today!

As Founder of ADCC and Member of the Board of Trustees of Dhurakij Pundit University, I am very pleased to share with you the amazing journey ADCC has had for more than two decades.

In the 1970s and early 1980s when I worked for UNDP in the Asia-Pacific region as Adviser, I saw the great and continuing need for capacity building of development professionals in all sectors in the government and non-government agencies .My travels took me from the mountains of Afghanistan down to the Islands of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific for more than a decade. By the time I left the UN, my vision of providing a place where practicing development professionals can enhance their knowledge and skills in different areas through short-term courses took shape. This opportunity presented itself when I joined Dhurakij Pundit University. So in 1991, the Asia-Paciofic Development & Communication Centre (ADCC) was founded.

Over the years, there have been some ups and downs for ADCC but I am proud to say that our efforts have been rewarded tremendously. So far, we have trained thousands of participants and contributed to the improvement of many organizations’ capacity in the government sectors, United Nations agencies, and international and national NGOs. I have no doubt that every participant of our various courses helped improve the capacity of her/his department/unit. When development organizations achieve their objectives, we also achieve ours.

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. When you attend our courses, you will be in a multi-cultural setting where you can freely exchange ideas and real-life experiences across sectors. You will be engaged in various learning activities and will be supported by highly-skilled facilitators and consultants. At the end of training, you will take home a set of skills and knowledge which can be used in a campaign plan, a budget plan, a monitoring plan, a tracking tool or a project matrix.

Explore all our pages and learn more about us. Then you decide which of our courses or services is most helpful to you and your organization. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us anytime.



Dr. Lertlak Burusphat, Ph.D.


Member, ADCC Advisory Board
Member, DPU Board of Trustees


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