In this article we aim to provide a narrative of the critical engagement on work-family issues
in Africa that took place during the inaugural workshop of the African Research Network on
Work-Family held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in September 2015. The interdisciplinary
experts at the workshop agreed that with funding and appropriate local data, the
Network has the potential to make a substantial contribution to strengthening and amplifying
African voices in the global work-family discourse, which is currently dominated by research
findings and literature from the Global North. A future research agenda was also proposed.