Patron of the Royal Oceania Institute

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupou To’a ‘Ulukalala

The Royal Oceania Institute is deeply honoured to have His Majesty The King assent to His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Tupouto‘a as Patron of the think tank.

His Royal Highness is currently the Military Liaison Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


About us

The Royal Oceania Institute (ROI) is a new, independent, Tongan think tank. The ROI’s goals are to support and pursue Pacific-centered, ethical, fact-based research and analysis. It will also facilitate open dialogue on topics relevant to community, sustainable development, and regional relations.

The ROI grew out of an identifiable need for a non-partisan, permanent, accessible and reputable platform for building confidence and cooperation, and encouraging broad information sharing and understanding. One of the many advantages of this approach is that through better research and open dialogue, investments in development have a better chance of reaching their full potential for the benefit of all involved.

The ROI will stringently pursue a policy of independence. Funding will not influence the direction, integrity or quality of its research. We are deeply committed to the ROI’s vision for a resilient, prosperous, secure and independent Tonga in a strong, prosperous and secure Pacific.