Keynote Speaker

This is a unique opportunity for your organization, school group, or event to hear from and interact with a celebrated representative from this treasured island nation on a pressing international issue.

Uili Lousi is a highly regarded keynote speaker and is available for a live virtual event with your organization, school, group, or meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. When travel restrictions ease, he will be available to be in person at your event.

He is an internationally recognized artist and climate change activist from the Kingdom of Tonga, a beautiful Polynesian island nation in the South Pacific. Uili is President of OHAI Tonga, a nongovernmental organization devoted to raising awareness about the impact of climate change for island nations.

Uili delicately weaves together an enticing blend of Tongan culture, personal experience, and first person stories to convey the impacts of climate change in the South Pacific. His is a voice conveying a powerful message that resonates with audiences around the globe.

For Uili Lousi, Gratitude, Kindness, and Community are the way forward. They are at the core of his personal message.

Widely revered on the world stage, Uili has met with Price Harry and Meghan Markle, Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Prince Albert of Monaco, Greta Thunburg, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and many others to share Tonga’s story. He has served as a delegate for the Kingdom of Tonga to multiple United Nations Climate Change conferences. Uili is a Leader with the Climate Reality Project.

At the core of Uili’s celebrated artwork is Fata-‘o-tu’i-Tonga (Tongan Royal Motifs) portraying a visual matrix that conveys a dialectical process of transition from traditional to contemporary and representation to abstraction. In short, his highly regarded artwork asks us to consider new realms of possibility.

You may view the videos on this page for a sample of Uili Lousi’s presentations.

To check on the availability of Uili Lousi for a live virtual event with your organization, school, group, meeting, or event and inquire about rates, please contact us at ohaitonga@gmail.com A portion of the speaker fee will support the vital work of OHAI Tonga.

We look forward to your inquiry. Malo ‘aupito (Thank you).

Uili Lousi conveys the beauty of Tonga and the threats that climate climate pose to Tonga and the South Pacific.

Invited Keynote Speaker at Western Washington University.

Interview with Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Uili Lousi begins at 36:00 minutes.