The Regional IT Institute was established in 1992 as a center of excellence for the design, delivery and dissemination of training and professional development programs in a variety of domains and fields aiming at the formulation of world class managers, experts, practitioners and trainers.
The Regional IT Institute is a non-profit regional training and human resource development institute that, since its inception, was established to become one of the leading institutions in the region in training and professional development. Its mandate is the design and delivery of academic and training development programs to help leverage skills and knowledge in various management, business, and information technology fields. As a regional entity, it serves the region through its operations and activities and the exchange of knowledge and experience with regional institutions through the joint development and implementation in various countries. The Regional IT Institute employs instructors and lecturers from Egypt, the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Canada.
The Regional IT Institute is a subsidiary of the Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC). RITSEC was founded in 1992 by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Arab Fund for Social & Economic Development (AFSED) and is hosted by the Egyptian government through the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), it was conceived by Dr. Hisham El Sherif; RITSEC Chairman to help accelerate the development of the information technology and software engineering industry in the Arab region. As a non-profit organization, it was originally supported financially by contributions from its founders as well as by designing and delivering various projects and activities for sustainable purposes.