DROPSTONE sarl is a Swiss private company established in Geneva in 2013. It provides advisory services to governments, national and local authorities, humanitarian organisations, development agencies, NGOs, foundations and the private sector.
The clients and partners of DROPSTONE are the Geological Survey of Geneva, the Industrial Services of Geneva, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Swiss Humanitarian Aid, the French Agency for Development, the Humanitarian Dialogue Centre, the Carter Centre, the International Committee of the Red-Cross, the Swiss Red Cross, the French Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, the Geneva Water Hub, the City of Geneva, and AFRY AB.
Besides the region of Geneva, the company has developed activities in 28 countries since 2013, mostly in West and Central Africa, but also in the MENA Region, in Asia, Americas and Europe
founder and owner
Patrick is a geologist and hydrogeologist by education. He has more than twenty-five years of professional experience, acquired first in Switzerland as a scientist in applied research, and then internationally, working as a chief of project or a senior manager, with long-term assignments in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Haiti, Nepal and Sudan. He has extensive field experience in Africa, the Middle East, Far East, South Asia and the Balkans. He was previously employed by the ICRC, SKAT_Consulting, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the NGO Helvetas.
Geologist and Hydrogeologist
cartographer and geomatics specialist
Victor Javier MORALES
humanitarian aid specialist
Gilbert Monnard has about 20 years of experience in various sectors, completed by an Msc in water and environmental management. From a technical background, he has worked abroad extensively with Médecins sans Frontières and the Humanitarian aid of Swiss government (SDC) in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Chad, Libya, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Haïti in epidemics, natural disasters on conflict contexts, from emergencies to longer-term projects. From field to coordination, programmatic or advisory positions, his work covers project planning, implementation, evaluations, monitoring and reporting, coordination and collaborations with Government bodies (multisectoral), NGOs, United Nations agencies. Gilbert currently works at Dropstone as a Humanitarian aid Specialist.
Hala Moughanie is Dropstone’s partner. She is based in Lebanon and has 12 years of experience in public strategy building on local and national levels in addition to public reform and public governance. Her work experience also covers the design and implementation of development projects, project management, networking and communication strategies, coordination and monitoring & evaluation activities. Hala is the managing director of Madina for Service Development, a consultancy firm founded in 2016 with a mission to support public institutions in enhancing service provision. She collaborates with Dropstone since 2018 and has provided her support for several evaluations executed in Lebanon, Mali and Burundi (picture courtesy Karam Ayach).
Maud Krafft is consultant to Dropstone. After an MA in political science, Maud spent 20 years working on behalf of the Swiss government. She focused on refugees, migration, culture and public health matters. She then became the country representative of Swiss NGOs in South East Asia and West Africa. She is senior consultant since 2016 and provides advice to institutions, NGOs and the private sector on program management, evaluation, institution building and strategic policy. She is particularly well-acquainted with West and Central Africa (Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Senegal, Central Africa) thanks to her field missions. Maud’s working languages include French, German, English and Italian. She collaborated with Dropstone on projects implemented in Senegal and CAR.
Georges has over 33 years of professional experience with the ICRC. During his 25 years in the field, he has been directly involved, at various levels – from delegate, team leader, coordinator to head of delegation and finally regional director – in the analysis of the protection needs of affected populations arising from violations of IHL and Human Rights in various complex contexts; then in the design, implementation, coordination and supervision of protection programs and activities, taking into account the realities on the ground, the capacity of local authorities as well as the programs developed by other actors present. Georges participated in the feasibility study mandated by SDC in Mali with Dropstone.”