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George Kibala Bauer

Director, Digital Utilities


George Kibala Bauer is Senior Advocacy and Insights Manager in the Digital Utilities programme at GSMA, which supports urban resilience in low- and middle-income countries by enabling access to essential utility services through digital solutions. His responsibilities include developing and managing strategic partnerships, conducting research on basic service provision in the context of rapid urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries, disseminating insights and best practices, and representing the programme at a range of external events. Prior to joining the GSMA, George gained experience in economic research, development finance, consulting, and government affairs. George holds a MSc in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris, a BA in Economics from McGill University, as well as certificates on infrastructure finance, impact evaluation, and urban planning.