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Chitralekha Deopersad ,

When we picture the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, much of what we envisage is a luxurious sun, sea and sand getaway, especially since the country has one of the highest GDPs in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Given this imagery, it easy to assume that there are little to no challenges faced by a population of less than 400,000 people. Upon closer observation of its geographic locale, one realizes that the Bahamas is fragmented over 700 islands and cays which are frequented by storms and hurricanes. Additionally, these islands are very low lying and therefore highly susceptible to the effects of sea level rise. As such, the IDB has recognized the islands vulnerability and has taken proactive measures by financing Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) initiatives within recent time.