Established in 1986 with initiative and financial support from Unesco, the Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom) is an independent regional, non-profit media organisation accredited to the United Nations. Based in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, Aidcom carries out activities throughout the Asia Pacific region (including Malaysia and ASEAN Countries) and is mandated to promote the role of mass media and communication with a view to strengthening the development process in a civil society.
Aidcom works closely in many countries in the Asia-Pacific with national, regional and international media organizations. The mandate of Aidcom includes sensitizing the media through conferences, seminars, forums, colloquiums, training workshops, and research in various aspects of development. Its mandate also covers development of communication management skills and integration of communication support into development projects. The formation and establishment of Aidcom was in response to the need to develop a communication support system for effective management of sectorial development programme.
Aidcom is now affiliated with the Faculty of Communication, Visual Arts and Computing, Universiti Selangor (UNISEL), Malaysia. Present office of Aidcom is located at UNISEL campus at the following address:
Asian Institute for Development Communication (AIDCOM)
Communication Department, Faculty of Communication, Visual Arts and Computing, UNISEL
Jalan Zirkon A 7/A, Section 7
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: (6-03) 55223599