This dataset shows water bodies in Africa including lakes, reservoir, and lagoon. Data is curated from The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi Ð Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), today African Union (AU). RCMRD is an inter-governmental organization and currently has 20 Contracting Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions; Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somali, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, collectively the World Bank Group (WBG) strives to enhance public access to and use of data that can support development impact. World Bank Group. (2015). Africa - Water Bodies (2015) World Bank Group. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/nd124my6773 This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.