George Kibala Bauer is Advocacy Manager for the Mobile for Development Utilities team at GSMA. His responsibilities include generating and disseminating insights on mobile-enabled water service provision, and coordinating and managing strategic partnerships. He is also a member of the IWA’s Digital Water Programme steering committee. He holds a MSc in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris, a BA in Economics from McGill University, and a certificate on Development and Planning African Cities from University College London. His research interests include the intersection of innovation and basic service provision in developing countries, and the political economy of urban development in Africa.