DROPSTONE is providing advisory services to governments, national and local authorities, humanitarian organisations, development agencies, NGOs, foundations and the private sector.
The company aims at accompanying clients throughout the project cycle until its successful completion, thanks to experienced and professional advice. Particular attention is given to meet objectives within budgets and deadlines. A solution-oriented spirit allows adapting flexibly to fast changing environments, shifting priorities and challenging field realities.
DROPSTONE is supporting the private sector and related foundations in implementing their corporate social responsibility in a successful way. The integration of social and environmental concerns in business operations and a company’s interactions with the full range of its stakeholders are given highest priority. Targets are reached thanks to an open dialogue with communities, identification of competent local implementing partners, the support of relevant and self-sustainable programmes, and the sharing of values through dedicated capacity building programmes.
DROPSTONE Sàrl is a Swiss private company established in Geneva in 2013.
Meet the team
Patrick graduated from Swiss Universities in Geology and Hydrogeology. 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 International Committee of the Red Cross, SKAT_Consulting, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the NGO Helvetas.
Laurent graduated in Geology and Hydrogeology from Swiss Universities and started his career in the private sector as a hydrogeologist in Switzerland and Peru, carrying out environmental impact assessments. He then worked over a period of nearly 5 years with the NGO Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene specialist (WASH) as well as a logistician, working either on emergency or regular developmental projects. During his missions in Guinea Conakry, DRC, Irak, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Tanzania and Burundi, he achieved a solid field and context knowledge.
Mehdy graduated in Geology and Hydrogeology from Swiss Universities as well. He has a solid international experience in the elaboration, planning and development of solutions to improve water resources management. Through its various interventions with Ministries in Cambodia or Comoros, and water basin agencies in Syria and Morocco, Mehdy has developed excellent analytical skills in assessing institutional, organizational and technical needs. Among his achievements, we quote the design of a relational database for the Damascus Authorities, the study of risks related to climate change on water supply for the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology of Cambodia, or the technical and organizational advice in the implementation of mitigation measures to reduce the effects of the overexploitation of the Shtuka aquifer in Morocco.