The development forum is a partnership between PanAvest and various professional organisations, public and private sector organisations, vertical specific forums, and academic institutions.
It is a quasi-corporate, industrial, and academic social responsibility development initiative aimed at transforming governance, procurement, logistics, and operations practices on the
continent. The Partnership is open to organisations and selected individuals that want to use supply chain management and corporate governance to achieve intra- and interorganisational
integration, performance improvement, quality service delivery, and competitive advantage. Current include amongst others the SBL-UNISA, KNUST, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and
Supply, and the Institute of Operations Management.